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Great teaching and leadership for Iowa

Date: 
Monday, August 4, 2014
Make no mistake – interest in the state’s Teacher Leadership and Compensation system is high. To wit: 39 school districts representing a third of Iowa’s students are kicking off the system this fall. The Iowa Teacher and Principal Leadership Symposium on Monday drew an over-capacity crowd in Ankeny, w…

Watch the Teacher and Principal Leadership Symposium Live

Date: 
Monday, August 4, 2014
Iowans who cannot attend the August 4 Iowa Teacher and Principal Leadership Symposium can watch live online at the following link: https://educateiowa.eduvision.tv/SchoolLiveSchedules.aspx Featured speakers include Vivien Stewart from the Asia Society, Ee-Ling Low from the National Institute of Education in Singapor…

How will the 2014 session impact your school?

Date: 
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
New and amended education laws went into effect on July 1, prompting school districts across Iowa to take note. Among them, state legislators set aside $2 million to support an early warning system that helps schools identify and monitor struggling readers, as well as those students up through sixth grade who are on…

Finding reading deficiencies – before they are a problem

Date: 
Tuesday, July 8, 2014
West Branch’s Hoover Elementary staff was confident that the upper-grade students were, for the most part, doing well in their literacy instruction. That changed this past year when assessments given to the students painted a different picture. The data showed the students were underperforming in at least one area…

Making education relevant in the 21st century

Date: 
Monday, June 23, 2014
There was a time in the not-so-distant past that a strong back, able hands and a good work ethic ensured a worker could enjoy a middle class life in America. Not so, anymore: What technology hasn’t consumed in jobs, cheap overseas labor has. That leaves today’s student facing a very different world from their pr…

Iowa Teacher and Principal Leadership Symposium

Date: 
Monday, June 16, 2014
Register now for the 2014 Iowa Teacher and Principal Leadership Symposium on August 4 in Ankeny. Featured speakers include Vivien Stewart from the Asia Society, Ee-Ling Low from the National Institute of Education in Singapore, and Barnett Berry from the Center for Teaching Quality. Also featured are: Iowa’s…

Advisory: State Board of Education retreat is June 12-13

Date: 
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
The Iowa State Board of Education’s annual retreat will take place on June 12-13 at Des Moines Area Community College in Ankeny. View a copy of the complete agenda with attachments.

Iowa Teacher and Principal Leadership Symposium website launched, registration open to public

Date: 
Thursday, May 29, 2014
Gov. Terry Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds today launched EducationLeadership.Iowa.gov, a website for the second Iowa Teacher and Principal Leadership Symposium, which will be held on Monday, Aug. 4, 2014, at the FFA Enrichment Center at Des Moines Area Community College in Ankeny. Featured speakers include Vivien S…

Competency-based education: Next-level learning

Date: 
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Some say they learn best by reading. Others say they learn best by doing. For students who prefer the latter, the Cedar Rapids and College Community districts have joined forces to offer a non-traditional setting where the classroom has no walls, the coursework has no textbooks, and the grade level is not a consider…

State Board of Education welcomes new members

Date: 
Thursday, May 15, 2014
The State Board of Education welcomed five new members today during its meeting in Des Moines. The new members are: Brooke Axiotis of Des Moines is a Civil Rights Specialist with the Iowa Civil Rights Commission. She is a member of the Iowa State Bar Association. Her community activities include the Salisbury House …

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