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A unique PD opportunity for new Iowa teachers

Date: 
Wednesday, March 9, 2016
There is still time to sign up for the Second Annual Emerging Educators Academy to be held March 25 in Iowa City. The purpose of this conference is to provide insights and perspectives to guide emerging educators, and inspire teachers to stay in the education field. The intended audience is first-through-third-year …

Breakfast = Brain Power

Date: 
Friday, March 4, 2016
Busy weekday mornings make it a challenge for families to find time for a healthy breakfast. To encourage more families to take advantage of the healthy choices available with school breakfast, many Iowa schools will recognize National School Breakfast Week from March 7-11. The theme of the week is “Wake Up to Sch…

38 school districts added to Iowa’s teacher leadership system

Date: 
Friday, March 4, 2016
DES MOINES – Iowa Department of Education Director Ryan Wise today announced the next group of school districts chosen to launch local teacher leadership plans through Iowa’s Teacher Leadership and Compensation System. Thirty-eight school districts have been added to the state system, bringing the total number o…

African American students thrive at this Iowa high school

Date: 
Monday, February 22, 2016
Principal Ralph Plagman’s vision is crystal clear: Deliver a great education to everyone. It’s clear to see that Cedar Rapids’ Washington High School holds the distinction that its African American students far outperform the state average: Seventy-four percent of Washington's African American studen…

Enhancing the performance of beginning teachers

Date: 
Monday, February 22, 2016
A new website designed to expedite a new teacher’s learning curve is seeking volunteers - both new and experienced - to participate in a pilot study. The Iowa Teacher Performance Assessment provides beginning teachers and mentors a structured process for looking at teacher practice that makes teachers active playe…

Iowa team to review literacy standards

Date: 
Friday, February 19, 2016
DES MOINES – Iowa Department of Education Director Ryan Wise today announced the members of a state team that will review Iowa’s academic standards for literacy. The Literacy Standards Review Team represents the second phase of an ongoing state process for reviewing Iowa’s academic standards, which also cover …

Teacher blogs about Iowa’s standards

Date: 
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Veteran educator Jane Schmidt, the director of professional growth and student learning in the Maquoketa Community School District, is a strong voice of support for the Iowa Core, also known as the Iowa standards. She dedicated her 2014 Iowa Teacher of the Year role to speak at schools throughout the state about the me…

Register for the Future Ready Iowa Summit

Date: 
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
One of Iowa’s biggest challenges is closing the skills gap: While there are more jobs in thriving industries, there aren’t enough workers with the right skills to fill them. This hampers economic growth.   Finding solutions will be the focus of the April 19 Governor’s 2016 Future Ready Iowa Summit at…

Iowans needed to help prevent child hunger in the summer

Date: 
Wednesday, January 27, 2016
In an effort to head off hunger, the Iowa Department of Education is seeking sponsors for a federally funded program that provides nutritious breakfast, lunch, and dinner 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…

Plan maps out science standards implementation in Iowa

Date: 
Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Iowa’s new science standards will be put in place over the course of the next three years, with full implementation by 2019. The Iowa State Board of Education reviewed the implementation timeline during its January meeting; board members approved the new standards last August based on a recommendation from an Iowa…

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