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Articles from 03/2018

Tiny office, big opportunity

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Friday, March 30, 2018
ACE students working on the tiny office are responsible for completing the space on time, on budget, and to specification. MONTICELLO – A steel shipping container sitting outside the Jones County Regional Center in Monticello isn’t storing equipment or supplies. High school students are transforming …

Students completing career-technical programs have high employment rates, earnings

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Thursday, March 29, 2018
Students who earn career and technical awards from Iowa community colleges have higher rates of employment and higher earnings after program completion than other community college students who directly enter the workforce, according to an analysis of education, employment and wage patterns of Iowa community college gr…

Student state board member brings inequity to the forefront

Date: 
Thursday, March 29, 2018
Robert Nishimwe thought long and hard about whether he should apply for the student member of the Iowa State Board of Education. “I thought, ‘I don’t want to be on this board if I don’t have some kind of impact,’” he said. “It would have been a disservice to the students of Iowa. Their voices need to b…

Advisory: State Board of Education meets Thursday in Des Moines

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Tuesday, March 27, 2018
DES MOINES – The Iowa State Board of Education’s next regular meeting will take place on Thursday, March 29, in Des Moines. The board’s business meeting will begin at 9 a.m. in the second-floor State Board Room of the Grimes State Office Building, 400 E. 14th St. View a copy of the complete agenda with…

Exercising the mind (and body)

Date: 
Tuesday, March 27, 2018
This physical education class builds more than bodies It’s Wednesday morning, a physical education teacher Michael Tierney ensures each student receives individualized instruction. Cedar Rapids - Michael Tierney is a former special education teacher. Now he’s a physical education teacher. And he loves…

Side-by-side, different species, same journey. Everybody wins.

Date: 
Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Zeus, a 5-month-old Akita puppy, joins in classroom activities with students at Crestview School of Inquiry in Clive. A quick visit to the classrooms at Crestview School of Inquiry in Clive when Ares, Zeus, or Apollo are on site is all it takes to understand that Akita puppies, children, and reading belo…

Registration under way for English language learner institute

Date: 
Monday, March 26, 2018
Register today for the 14th Annual Our Kids Summer Institute to be held June 12-13. This year’s institute, which will be held at North Polk Junior-Senior High School in Alleman between Ankeny and Ames, is titled All Our Learners. PK-12 educators will have the opportunity to network with other educational profes…

Connecting standards to students' future success

Date: 
Friday, March 23, 2018
Register today for an opportunity to discover your role in advancing Future Ready Iowa. This one-day event is to set the stage for future work aimed at connecting careers and civic life to instruction of the Iowa Academic Standards. It is designed for curriculum leaders including members of statewide leadership team…

Iowa public universities, community colleges work together to help students earn degrees

Date: 
Thursday, March 22, 2018
Partnership between community colleges, public universities and National Student Clearinghouse to boost college completion rates, support Future Ready Iowa initiative DES MOINES - Iowa community college students who transfer to one of the state’s three public universities before earning a degree or certificat…

Public input sought on computer science standards

Date: 
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
April public forums scheduled; online survey opens today DES MOINES – Iowa Department of Education Director Ryan Wise today announced he’s seeking public input on computer science standards that are under consideration in Iowa.  Wise announced public forums throughout the state on April 10 and April 12, …

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