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Advisory: State Board of Education meets Thursday, March 31

Date: 
Tuesday, March 29, 2016
The Iowa State Board of Education’s next regular meeting will take place on Thursday, March 31, at the Grimes State Office Building, 400 E. 14th St., in Des Moines. A work session begins at 9 a.m. in the second-floor State Board Room, followed by the business meeting at 10:30 a.m. See the complete agenda with a…

Public input sought on providing support to Iowa students in high-need schools under new federal law

Date: 
Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Public forums start next week; changes are part of new Every Student Succeeds Act Iowa Department of Education Director Ryan Wise today announced he is seeking input from Iowans on alternative ways to provide support to students in high-need schools under the federal Every Student Succeeds Act, which will replace th…

Iowa’s top teachers honored

Date: 
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Front Row: Wade Petersen, Louise Fleming, Scott Slechta, Gail Heninger, Benjamin Chadwick Back Row: Curtis Martinek, Ricky Brooks, Education Director Ryan Wise, Gov. Terry Branstad, Alicia Schiller, Lynne Bleeker, Shannon Harrison McLaughlin Iowa Department of Education Director Ryan Wise, Gov. Terry Branstad a…

Learn about Iowa’s new school improvement, support system

Date: 
Monday, March 14, 2016
To prepare school districts for the statewide implementation of Differentiated Accountability – Iowa’s new model of school improvement and support – there will be several online meetings over the next couple months. During the 2015-16 school year, the Iowa Department of Education, Area Education Agency system,…

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 …

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