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English learners: The journey toward excellence

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Thursday, June 16, 2016
Imagine a classroom filled with eager students, whose homelands span the globe and who desire, nearly above all else, to receive an exceptional education. Couple that with a passionate, dedicated, enthusiastic teacher. Welcome to Joanna Farrell’s English as a Second Language (ESL) class at Valley High School in West …

Advisory: Iowa educators to explore new science standards June 15-17

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Monday, June 13, 2016
Educators from across the state will learn about putting new science standards into practice during the Science Standards Immersion Institute this week in West Des Moines. Participants will engage in three-dimensional science learning experiences and will explore various resources and instructional practices at the …

New science standards: Learning from educators who have implemented them

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Monday, June 13, 2016
Educators from across Iowa this week will learn about putting new science standards into practice during the Science Standards Immersion Institute in West Des Moines. Iowa’s new science standards are based on the Next Generation Science Standards, which all states can consider adopting and adapting to meet their need…

Special education: What was, what is, and where we need to go

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Monday, June 13, 2016
This is a question-and-answer with Dr. Donald Deshler, a keynote speaker at the Special Education Symposium in Des Moines. Deshler is a distinguished professor emeritus of special education and the former founder and director of the Center for Research on Learning at the University of Kansas. Deshler has served o…

Modernization of career and technical education under way

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Friday, June 10, 2016
Members of the State Board of Education today adopted state rules for career and academic plans that school districts must develop to help students prepare for success in college and the workforce. The rules represent the first step in the implementation of House File 2392, which was signed into law on May 26 to mod…

Advisory: State Board of Education retreat is June 9-10

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Wednesday, June 8, 2016
The Iowa State Board of Education’s annual retreat will take place on June 9-10 at Des Moines Area Community College, 2006 South Ankeny Blvd., in Ankeny. View a copy of the complete agenda with attachments.

Iowa Learning Online fee announcement

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Tuesday, June 7, 2016
Iowa Learning Online (ILO) has offered free, online courses since its launch in 2004. With the end of our scale-up appropriation, ILO will transition to a fee-based funding model. The Department of Education will charge an enrollment fee of $250 per student, per semester course in the fall semester of 2016.  IL…

Here are some work-arounds on English language learner assessments, placement

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Monday, June 6, 2016
While the English Language Proficiency Assessment for the 21st Century (ELPA21) consortium works through some delays in both the availability of ELPA21 score reports and a new placement screener, here is some guidance for exiting and screening English language learners to minimize disruption in your school districts. …

Des Moines North student joins State Board of Education

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Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Robert Nishimwe is not your average student. OK, he’s not your average person, period. The 16-year-old is the new student member of the State Board of Education who will serve through the 2016-17 school year. That fact, however, sits in the shadows of his otherwise remarkable life. Robert was born in Tanza…

Register by June 10 to learn more about Advanced Placement

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Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Join the Iowa Department of Education's Bureau of Standards and Curriculum and the College Board on June 20 to explore strategies and best practices for strengthening and expanding Advanced Placement opportunities for Iowa students. This is a unique and potentially powerful way to gather our collective expertise, re…

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