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Finding reading deficiencies – before they are a problem

Date: 
Tuesday, July 8, 2014
West Branch’s Hoover Elementary staff was confident that the upper-grade students were, for the most part, doing well in their literacy instruction. That changed this past year when assessments given to the students painted a different picture. The data showed the students were underperforming in at least one area…

Making education relevant in the 21st century

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Monday, June 23, 2014
There was a time in the not-so-distant past that a strong back, able hands and a good work ethic ensured a worker could enjoy a middle class life in America. Not so, anymore: What technology hasn’t consumed in jobs, cheap overseas labor has. That leaves today’s student facing a very different world from their pr…

Iowa Teacher and Principal Leadership Symposium

Date: 
Monday, June 16, 2014
Register now for the 2014 Iowa Teacher and Principal Leadership Symposium on August 4 in Ankeny. Featured speakers include Vivien Stewart from the Asia Society, Ee-Ling Low from the National Institute of Education in Singapore, and Barnett Berry from the Center for Teaching Quality. Also featured are: Iowa’s…

Advisory: State Board of Education retreat is June 12-13

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Tuesday, June 10, 2014
The Iowa State Board of Education’s annual retreat will take place on June 12-13 at Des Moines Area Community College in Ankeny. View a copy of the complete agenda with attachments.

Iowa Teacher and Principal Leadership Symposium website launched, registration open to public

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Thursday, May 29, 2014
Gov. Terry Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds today launched EducationLeadership.Iowa.gov, a website for the second Iowa Teacher and Principal Leadership Symposium, which will be held on Monday, Aug. 4, 2014, at the FFA Enrichment Center at Des Moines Area Community College in Ankeny. Featured speakers include Vivien S…

Competency-based education: Next-level learning

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Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Some say they learn best by reading. Others say they learn best by doing. For students who prefer the latter, the Cedar Rapids and College Community districts have joined forces to offer a non-traditional setting where the classroom has no walls, the coursework has no textbooks, and the grade level is not a consider…

State Board of Education welcomes new members

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Thursday, May 15, 2014
The State Board of Education welcomed five new members today during its meeting in Des Moines. The new members are: Brooke Axiotis of Des Moines is a Civil Rights Specialist with the Iowa Civil Rights Commission. She is a member of the Iowa State Bar Association. Her community activities include the Salisbury House …

Early literacy: The pathway to a successful education

Date: 
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
One of the goals of the Iowa State Board of Education is to ensure every child enters kindergarten ready to learn. But what does that mean? In a very basic sense, it means the child is prepared to transition from listening and speaking to reading and writing skills. To that end, early childhood literacy is the focus…

Advisory: State Board of Education meets May 15

Date: 
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
The State Board of Education’s meeting will take place at the Grimes State Office Building, 400 E. 14th St., in Des Moines. A work session begins at 8:30 a.m., followed by the business meeting at 12:45 p.m. See complete agenda with attachments here.

Symposium scheduled for teacher-leadership initiative

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Monday, May 12, 2014
A symposium on a statewide education initiative designed to create teacher-leadership positions will be held Aug. 4 in Des Moines. This is the second Iowa Teacher and Principal Leadership Symposium in two years. With 39 school districts representing one-third of Iowa’s students preparing to kick off leadership pro…

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