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Communicating the importance of attendance in any language

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Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Editor’s note: It stands to reason that when a student is absent, the child isn’t learning. For students who are chronically absent – defined as being out of class 10 percent or more – the effects can be academically devastating, potentially jeopardizing the success they could have in both school and life-time …

Postsecondary readiness website updated with new data

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Thursday, November 16, 2017
The Iowa Department of Education has updated a state website that serves as an indicator of how well-prepared students are for success in postsecondary education and training upon graduation from public high schools in Iowa. Iowa’s Postsecondary Readiness Reports, a website launched earlier this year, provides stu…

State Board of Education adopts new fine arts standards for Iowa schools

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Wednesday, November 15, 2017
DES MOINES – Members of the State Board of Education today adopted new fine arts standards for students in preschool through 12th grade.  The board adopted, based on an Iowa’s team’s recommendation, the National Core Arts Standards, which are used in 22 states and were developed by an alliance of national…

Personalized approach to attendance improves academics, too

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Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Editor’s note: It stands to reason that when a student is absent, the child isn’t learning. For students who are chronically absent – defined as being out of class 10 percent or more – the effects can be academically devastating, potentially jeopardizing the success they could have in both school and life-time …

Q-and-A with the 2018 Teacher of the Year

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Thursday, November 9, 2017
2018 Iowa Teacher of the Year Aileen Sullivan Aileen Sullivan is the Iowa Department of Education’s 2018 Iowa Teacher of the Year. Sullivan, 43, a chemistry teacher, has taught at Ames High since 1996. Passionate about student-centered learning, Sullivan said putting students in charge of their own learning l…

Gov. Reynolds announces 2018 Iowa Teacher of the Year

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Wednesday, November 8, 2017
2018 Iowa Teacher of the Year Aileen Sullivan AMES – Aileen Sullivan, a veteran chemistry teacher who equips her students with skills that transcend the classroom, is the 2018 Iowa Teacher of the Year, Gov. Kim Reynolds announced today at Ames High School in Ames. “Teachers are the single most import…

Governor, Lt. Governor highlight how Iowa’s teacher leadership system is making a difference

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Tuesday, November 7, 2017
Gov. Kim Reynolds and Lt. Gov. Adam Gregg today announced two new reports that show how Iowa’s Teacher Leadership and Compensation System is changing the nature of the teaching profession in the state. Reynolds and Gregg were joined at a news conference by Iowa Department of Education Director Ryan Wise and 2017 Iowa…

Relationships crucial to combating absence in Muscatine

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Friday, November 3, 2017
Editor’s note: It stands to reason that when a student is absent, the child isn’t learning. For students who are chronically absent – defined as being out of class 10 percent or more – the effects can be academically devastating, potentially jeopardizing the success they could have in both school and life-time …

Iowa student will moderate nationwide ‘Vietnam’ webinar

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Thursday, November 2, 2017
NASHUA – A Nashua-Plainfield Community School District senior has been selected to co-moderate a PBS panel focusing on the Vietnam War that will be streamlined live Nov. 8 across the nation. Caleb Lines will be joined by Lynn Novick, who co-directed alongside Ken Burns The Vietnam War, an acclaimed PBS documentary…

Director Wise: 21st century goals, 21st century vision

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Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Last month I mentioned the five big issues most on my mind this fall, which included submission and implementation of Iowa’s Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) plan, adoption of a new statewide assessment, the release of the Future Ready Iowa recommendations, the development of the Computer Science work group recommen…

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