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Gov. Branstad announces 2016 Iowa Teacher of the Year

Date: 
Wednesday, November 4, 2015
Scott Slechta, a 35-year veteran teacher who traces his passion for learning all the way back to the first grade, is the 2016 Iowa Teacher of the Year, Gov. Terry Branstad announced today at Fairfield High School in Fairfield. “Great teaching is the single most important influence on learning inside schools,” sa…

Director Wise: What I'm learning from our schools

Date: 
Friday, October 30, 2015
Student news crew at Loess Hills Elementary in Sioux City. I have the privilege of visiting classrooms across the state this school year. I’m scheduled to be in 32 school districts, including at least two in each Area Education Agency, and more than a quarter of Iowa’s community colleges by the end of my fi…

Making Transitions

Date: 
Wednesday, October 28, 2015
School revamps program to ensure students succeed after school The Emmetsburg special education team talk about their newfound success in transitioning students out of school. The Emmetsburg High School special education team had a collision with reality. They knew they had a great transitions program – on…

Sign up for one-day literacy intervention event Jan. 13

Date: 
Monday, October 26, 2015
Deadlines for registration – as well as applications to share your stories – are looming for a one-day literacy intervention event to be held in Des Moines. The event, called Celebrating Iowa’s Success, is being sponsored by Collaborating for Iowa’s Kids (C4K), a collaborative comprised of the Iowa Departmen…

Task force releases recommendations to redesign career and technical education in Iowa

Date: 
Monday, October 26, 2015
Members of the Secondary Career and Technical Education Task Force today released their final recommendations, which set a new vision for career and technical education that is in line with the needs of students, employers and the state’s economy. The recommendations set the stage for high-quality career and techn…

Advisory: Final recommendations from the Secondary Career and Technical Education Task Force to be released Monday

Date: 
Friday, October 23, 2015
Final recommendations from the Secondary Career and Technical Education Task Force are expected to be approved during a meeting on Monday, Oct. 26, at 10 a.m. in Des Moines. The meeting will take place in Room 200 of the Greater Des Moines Partnership office, 601 Locust St., Suite 700. The task force was establis…

All Iowa school districts have applied to join Teacher Leadership and Compensation System

Date: 
Thursday, October 22, 2015
Gov. Terry E. Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds today announced that all 336 Iowa school districts have applied to join the state’s Teacher Leadership and Compensation System, the most comprehensive teacher leadership system in the nation.   This targeted effort to tap into the expertise of top teachers to …

Videos from the Iowa Science Standards Kick-Off

Date: 
Wednesday, October 21, 2015
If you couldn't attend the Iowa Science Standards Kick Off, we’re bringing it to you – in the form of videos. Presentations are available for most of the videos by clicking on the "Download Attachments" button at the bottom of the description for each video.

Iowa again leads in graduation rates

Date: 
Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Iowa continues to lead the nation in high school graduation rates, according to preliminary data released by the U.S. Department of Education. Data show that 90.5 percent of Iowa’s seniors graduated from high school in the 2013-14 school year, up from 89.7 percent the year before. That compares to an 82 percent natio…

State celebrates high school seniors applying to colleges

Date: 
Friday, October 16, 2015
Gov. Terry E. Branstad signed a proclamation at Des Moines’ North High declaring the month of October as College Application Month in the state. The event formally recognizes college access efforts of the Iowa College Application Campaign, a statewide initiative to increase the number of high school seniors who co…

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