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Iowa’s top teachers honored

Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Front, left to right, Ann Johnson, Clemencia Spizzirri, Tamara Tjeerdsma, Tamara Bane and James Hardy. Second row, left to right, Ryan Higgins, Joshua Steenhoek, Janna Bjork, and Molly Sweeney. Third row, left to right, Dann Speichinger, Jessica Watson, Tammie Cass and Renee McCombs. Back row, left to right, Stan Wi…

Branstad, Reynolds, Iowa Department of Education announce Iowa Financial Literacy Summit

Monday, March 9, 2015
A great education includes knowing how to make smart, responsible financial decisions. As part of a statewide effort to improve students’ financial literacy skills, Gov. Terry E. Branstad, Lt. Gov. Reynolds and the Iowa Department of Education today announced they will host an Iowa Financial Literacy Summit this …

Emphasize fluency over comprehension?

Friday, March 6, 2015
Keystone trainers meet with teachers in Elkader to discuss their program that emphasizes fluency over comprehension. For the cost of only commitment, Keystone Area Education Agency in Elkader has created a promising literacy program that focuses on specific skill-building techniques. A few bellwether measure…

Iowa Teacher of the Year nominations due April 25

Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Thousands of talented Iowa educators lead and inspire their students, but only one is chosen annually as the state’s top teacher. The deadline to nominate the 2016 Iowa Teacher of the Year is April 25. The award is an opportunity to recognize an exceptional Iowa teacher who is helping to redefine education. Nomina…

Advisory: Science Standards Review Team meets Thursday

Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Iowa Department of Education Director Brad Buck today announced a meeting of the Science Standards Review Team on Thursday, March 5, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The meeting will take place at the Science Center of Iowa, 401 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway, in Des Moines. The meeting is open to the public. Buck establ…

Iowa strives to boost school breakfast participation

Monday, March 2, 2015
This National School Breakfast Week, survey shows a third of Iowa kids skip breakfast Students who eat a healthy breakfast are more likely to pay attention and excel in school, research shows. But thousands of students are starting the school day with an empty stomach, according to a new survey from the Iowa Dep…

Iowa leads the nation in providing college-credit opportunities to high school students

Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Iowa is a national leader in providing opportunities for high school students to enroll in college coursework, according to two publications released by the Iowa Department of Education. Iowa leads the nation in the percentage of students under age 18 enrolled in community colleges or in all public institutions comb…

State Board of Education endorses assessment proposal

Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Members of the State Board of Education today endorsed a state task force’s recommendation to adopt the Smarter Balanced assessments as Iowa’s new state test. The endorsement was part of a board resolution that was adopted in a unanimous vote during a meeting by telephone. The resolution will be sent to Iowa leg…

Advisory: State Board of Education to have telephone meeting Feb. 11

Monday, February 9, 2015
The Iowa State Board of Education will meet via telephone on Wednesday, Feb. 11, at 10 a.m. Members of the media and the public may listen to the meeting at the Grimes State Office Building, 400 E. 14th St., in Des Moines (2nd floor State Board Room) or dial in at the following number: 1-866-685-1580 Conference code…

Civil rights, equity training on March 23

Friday, February 6, 2015
Every school district and community college receiving federal financial assistance in Iowa is required to assign an equity coordinator to oversee compliance activities under federal civil rights laws, which includes gender, disability, race and national origin equity. Over the last several years, equity citations are t…


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