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Articles from 04/2018

Making huge gains with Specially Designed Instruction

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Monday, April 30, 2018
SIOUX CITY – If you could harness the energy being expended in a Perry Creek Elementary conference room lately, you could probably light up the whole school. Heck, you probably could light all the schools in the Sioux City Community School District. This team is energized with a capital “E.” It’s not their w…

Congratulations to Iowa's U.S. Presidential Scholar Semifinalists

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Thursday, April 26, 2018
Semifinalists The state of Iowa has 10 semifinalists for the prestigious 2018 U.S. Presidential Scholars program. Blaise F. Fangman, Masonville ‐ East Buchanan Community High School Hermela Gebremariam, Fairfield ‐ Fairfield Community High School Rachel Grober, Ionia ‐ New Hampton High School Hanna…

Gender violence and bullying prevention

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Thursday, April 26, 2018
The Center for Violence Prevention (CVP) and the Governor’s Office of Bullying Prevention Task Force, in partnership with the Iowa Department of Education and other Pre-K- 12 representatives, released its Primary Prevention Action Report for Iowa Schools and Communities. The report expands on Iowa’s harassment a…

Students here never ask ‘Why am I learning this?’

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Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Collaboration helps students take ownership of their learning. SIOUX CITY – Sioux City Community Schools is taking the conventional classroom model and turning it on its head. Yes, students receive math, history, English and other classes. But unlike traditional classrooms, this Sioux City Career Ac…

Save the date: Early Care and Education fall institute

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Tuesday, April 24, 2018
The Early Care and Education fall institute is scheduled for Oct. 5-6 at the Prairie Meadows Conference Center in Altoona. Co-sponsored by the Iowa Department of Education and the Iowa Association for the Education of Young Children, the fall Institute, titled It Begins with Me, provides opportunities to learn about ea…

Learning opportunities abound this summer

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Wednesday, April 18, 2018
The Iowa Department of Education is offering several learning opportunities this summer, ranging from a special education symposium to an English language institute to a Future Ready Iowa conference. Register today for the 14th Annual Our Kids Summer Institute to be held June 12-13. This year’s institute, which…

Iowa review teams release recommendations to reform developmental education

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Wednesday, April 18, 2018
DES MOINES – Two work groups charged with studying ways to reduce the need for developmental college coursework today released recommendations that support Iowa’s vision for all students to graduate from high school ready for college and for college students to have the support they need to complete a degree or cre…

School behavioral assessment training available

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Monday, April 16, 2018
The Iowa Department of Education in collaboration with the Iowa School Safety Alliance will be hosting school behavioral threat assessment training that is part of developing comprehensive school emergency operations plans. The Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools (REMS) Technical Assistance (TA) Center, i…

Survey: What is the climate, culture at your child’s school?

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Thursday, April 12, 2018
Public school students from fifth through the 12th grade will be participating in a survey this spring that is meant to gauge school climate and culture. The survey, called Conditions for Learning, is part of the plan under the new federal law, Every Student Succeeds Act. School principals are required to administer…

Iowa’s high school graduation rate is 91 percent

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Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Long-term trend shows increase, despite slight one-year dip DES MOINES – Iowa’s high school graduation rate continues to show long-term progress, although the state experienced a slight decrease in 2017, according to figures released today by the Iowa Department of Education. State data show 91 percent of stu…

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