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Iowans needed to help prevent child hunger in the summer

Date: 
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
DES MOINES – In an effort to head off hunger, the Iowa Department of Education is seeking sponsors for a federally funded program that provides nutritious meals or snacks to children in low-income areas during the summer months.   About 90 percent of the more than 200,000 Iowa students who qualify for free a…

Great resources available for Black History Month

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Monday, January 30, 2017
Have you ever heard of the town of Buxton, Iowa, a thriving town in the late 1800s composed largely of middle-class African Americans? Buxton, along with many other resources, can make Black History Month come alive in your classroom. From the National African American History Month website to the Newseum, there are…

Knocking down barriers to success: African American students

Date: 
Friday, January 27, 2017
Left to Right: Tammy Koppedryer, Cindy Lewis, David Barber, Jennifer Gertson, Rachel Gotto, Leslie Wonderlich View more photos from the awards ceremony. Students present unique challenges to teachers. But those challenges can be exacerbated among certain groups of students who historically have underperforme…

One-Stop Future Ready Iowa website unveiled

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Thursday, January 26, 2017
A new resource is available to help Iowans review and evaluate different career opportunities in the state and plan their paths to landing rewarding jobs. The new Future Ready Iowa website is a collaboration among many state agencies, including Iowa Workforce Development, Iowa Economic Development Authority, Iowa De…

Knocking down barriers to success: Hispanic students

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Thursday, January 26, 2017
Left to Right: Erica Rausch, Bob Read, Lisa Klein, Victoria Wanda View more photos from the awards ceremony. Students present unique challenges to teachers. But those challenges can be exacerbated among certain groups of students who historically have underperformed. Those groups – ranging from students…

Knocking down barriers to success: Socioeconomically disadvantaged

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Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Left to Right: Christina Rudd, Kathy Jurgens, Michelle Grimm, Jackie Moorman, Tracy Morrison, Ron Besler View more photos from the awards ceremony. Students present unique challenges to teachers. But those challenges can be exacerbated among certain groups of students who historically have underperformed. …

Knocking down barriers to success: Students on IEPs

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Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Left to Right: Renee Fober, Pam Zeigler, Jill White, Tara Estep, Barb Rogers, Stephanie Murch View more photos from the awards ceremony. Students present unique challenges to teachers. But those challenges can be exacerbated among certain groups of students who historically have underperformed. Those grou…

School gets to the 'core' of the matter

Date: 
Monday, January 23, 2017
Teacher Beth Rehbein works with second grade students. What happens when a school shakes things up, changing practices, challenging mindsets and touching hearts? Good things. Just ask the educators at Inman Primary School in southwest Iowa’s Red Oak Community School District. But don’t think it was easy …

Spelling: Teach by emphasizing patterns of English language

Date: 
Monday, January 23, 2017
Deborah Reed, director of the Iowa Reading Research Center, talks to participants at the 2nd annual Celebrating Iowa's Successes event in Des Moines about better equipping struggling readers on how to spell. Spelling words may seem to come easier for some students than others, but when taught the right approach…

Knocking down barriers to success: English language learners

Date: 
Monday, January 23, 2017
Left to Right: Cheri Emery, David Reis, Francisco Escalante - student, Christopher Schulz, Leilany Carrazco - student, Margaret Ploeger View more photos from the awards ceremony. Students present unique challenges to teachers. But those challenges can be exacerbated among certain groups of students who histo…

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