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Resources for Presidents' Day

Date: 
Tuesday, February 6, 2018
Washington's Birthday, also known as Presidents' Day, is a federal holiday held on the third Monday of February. The day honors presidents of the United States, including George Washington, the country’s first president.   There are a lot of resources that teachers can tap into to make a lively lesson. Che…

Director Ryan Wise: Having a front-row seat to excellence

Date: 
Thursday, February 1, 2018
As director of the Iowa Department of Education, I have focused on strengthening the instruction every Iowa student receives each day. We know the powerful impact that great teaching can have on students. When students have effective teachers they are more likely to attend school regularly and develop the skills they n…

African American History Month? We have you covered

Date: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2018
From a modest one-week observation in 1926 to today’s national one-month celebration, African American History Month is an integral thread woven into American history. It’s also an important education tool for our students. “African American History Month recognizes and pays tribute to the generations of Af…

Bullying, harassment down 79%? Oh, yeah!

Date: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Prevention program empowers students to get involved Dubuque students learn techniques to impact bullying. DUBUQUE – There aren’t too many school districts that can boast they have plunged bullying and harassment by 79 percent. OK, there’s only one school district that can lay that claim: Dubuque Commu…

Registration under way for special education conference

Date: 
Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Registration is now open for the 2018 Special Education Symposium which will be held June 11-12 at the Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center in Des Moines. There is no fee to register.  Sessions will include focus on family engagement, secondary transition, significant disabilities, leadership, K-12 l…

Knocking down barriers to success: English language learners

Date: 
Tuesday, January 30, 2018
The staff at Riverdale Heights Elementary were honored for their work with English language learners, or students whose first language is not English. This is the fourth year in a row Riverdale Heights has received a Breaking Barriers award. Left to right: Cindy Lewis, Laurie Smith, Jennifer Gertson, Brittane…

Iowa sponsors needed to help prevent child hunger in the summer

Date: 
Monday, January 29, 2018
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 of the state during the summer months.  Nearly 200,000 Iowa students who qualify for free and reduced-price…

Some kids are hungering for a solution. How you can help

Date: 
Monday, January 29, 2018
For nearly 200,000 Iowa children, summer is not solely about fun and games. It’s also about hunger. In the absence of meals served during the regular school day, these children face the reality of lives without such nourishment. To help curb this hunger tide, local sponsors are needed for a federally funded summe…

Outstanding Iowa teachers recognized for outstanding work

Date: 
Thursday, January 25, 2018
Eleven Iowa teachers were recognized during the Outstanding Iowa Teachers Recognition Luncheon today in Des Moines. Gov. Kim Reynolds, Lt. Gov. Adam Gregg, Iowa Department of Education Director Ryan Wise and Iowa Department of Education Bureau Chief Linda Carroll presided over the luncheon. (Check out our photos.)…

Five Iowa schools honored for breaking education barriers

Date: 
Thursday, January 25, 2018
DES MOINES – Five Iowa schools were honored today by the State Board of Education for their work to raise achievement among groups of students who traditionally face challenges in the classroom. The Breaking Barriers to Teaching and Learning Award was created by the State Board of Education. Each year, the award r…

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