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Life-changing ingredients

Monday, September 25, 2017
Joy Jackson walked across the stage in crutches to receive her high school equivalency diploma at EICC’s Davenport Center on May 28, 2014. “They asked me to name the two main ingredients in hollandaise sauce, and I didn’t know,” recalls Joy Jackson of her failed interview attempt for a culinary job at a…

Gov. Reynolds proclaims Sept. 24-30 Iowa Adult Education and Family Literacy Week

Thursday, September 21, 2017
Increasing the number of Iowans with credentials needed for in-demand jobs is key to Future Ready Iowa success DES MOINES – Today, Gov. Kim Reynolds signed a proclamation recognizing Sept. 24 – 30 as Iowa Adult Education and Family Literacy Week. The week, which coincides with the National Adult Education and…

Consultant honored for work in Partners in Education

Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Vic Jaras, 2017 Partners in Education award recipient, pictured with Tim Hamilton, Executive Director of Student and Family Services, and Dr. Vickie Murillo, Superintendent, for the Council Bluffs Community School District. “I always ask, ‘How can we work together to help kids? Can we go beyond just the bar…

Iowa educators named state finalists for nation's highest honor in math, science teaching

Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Four Iowa educators have been named state finalists for the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. The two math finalists are: Rachel Giesmann, high school teacher at Mediapolis High School, Mediapolis Maria “Gabby” Granadillo, middle school teacher at McKinley Middle Sch…

Iowa Department of Education submits ESSA plan to U.S. Department of Education

Monday, September 18, 2017
DES MOINES – After more than a year of development, collection of feedback and revision, the Iowa Department of Education on Monday submitted to the U.S. Department of Education its plan for meeting requirements of the federal Every Student Succeeds Act.  ESSA, a reauthorization of the Elementary and Sec…

Family, school partnerships needed

Monday, September 18, 2017
Do you or someone you know have a great family and school partnership for children receiving special education services and supports? The Iowa Department of Education wants to hear from you.  Since there is a lack of consistent family and school partnership practices in the state, the Department is looking for …

It's a plan: Social studies implementation

Thursday, September 14, 2017
If there’s one thing the Iowa Social Studies Standards Review Team wants educators to know is that implementing the new standards in the classroom is a marathon – not a sprint. To that end, the State Board of Education learned today that it is recommended that educators implement the standards over a three-year …

Iowa’s History Teacher of the Year named

Wednesday, September 13, 2017
A fifth-grade teacher from Pella has been named the state History Teacher of the Year. Rebecca Helland, who teaches at Jefferson Intermediate School, was named by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History after being recommended by an Iowa Department of Education committee. The institute’s mission is to pro…

Test-driving careers

Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Students in the Northeast Iowa Career Learning Link’s pre-employment strategies credit summer course visited Iowa Workforce Development in Decorah. A car, much like a career, can look great based on pictures and reviews, but once inside you might feel entirely different about it. For that reason, most people …

Director Ryan Wise reflects on the state of Iowa’s education

Friday, September 8, 2017
Ryan Wise, the director of the Iowa Department of Education, was named 2017 Policy Leader of the Year by the National Association of State Boards of Education. Wise reflected on Iowa's opportunities for teachers, some major education initiatives, and his travels to school districts across the state: 1. Early lite…


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