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Articles from 01/2018

Subgrants enable expanded services for homeless students

Date: 
Tuesday, January 9, 2018
The McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Act provides competitive subgrants to districts to expand services to homeless children, to create greater awareness and sensitivity of district and school staff about the ways to identify students who may be homeless, and to provide additional services to these children to increas…

MLK resources for your classroom

Date: 
Monday, January 8, 2018
Martin Luther King Jr. Day is one week off. Have your classroom delve into King’s legacy by exploring these resources. National Education Association http://www.nea.org/tools/lessons/mlk-day.html   Scholastic http://www.scholastic.com/mlkday/ Edutopia https://www.edutopia.org/article/resource…

When a student lacks access to communication

Date: 
Thursday, January 4, 2018
Those who are deaf/hard of hearing can face huge obstacles to education in Iowa Educators work with a student at an academy that’s for students who are deaf/hard of hearing. CHARLES CITY – Though the vast majority of students who are deaf or hard of hearing have no additional disabilities, an astounding …

Iowa Visiting Teachers from Spain Program

Date: 
Wednesday, January 3, 2018
The Iowa Visiting Teachers from Spain Program enables foreign teachers to have the opportunity to teach in an accredited primary or secondary school in the United States under a J1 Visa for up to three years, with a possible two-year extension. This provides local school districts and nonpublic schools the opportuni…

Looking at education through a different lens

Date: 
Tuesday, January 2, 2018
I have learned over the last two-and-a-half years as director of the Iowa Department of Education that this role has a rhythm. Summer provides time for reflection in the midst of a rush to close out the fiscal year. Fall focuses on the launch of a new school year and brings countless opportunities to spend time in scho…

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