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Teacher of the Year: Be a ‘star’ finder

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Thursday, January 25, 2018
Editor’s note: 2018 Teacher of the Year Aileen Sullivan of Ames was presented to the State Board of Education this morning. The following is her speech. Good morning Director Wise and members of the Board. Thank you so much for inviting me to be part of your agenda today. As one of my first “official” duties a…

Annual reports on Iowa’s schools and community colleges are available

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Thursday, January 25, 2018
DES MOINES – The Iowa Department of Education today released the latest editions of two annual reports containing state-level data and information on Iowa’s schools and community colleges: The Annual Condition of Education report includes data on shifts in preschool through 12th grade student populations and …

Diversity and inclusion: Mitigating unconscious biases in education

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Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Is your school free of bias? How about you, yourself? And how can you be sure? Unconscious bias can sneak up on the best of us. Claudia Schabel knows that well. Schabel, founder and president of Schabel Solutions, a consulting firm that works with businesses to build inclusive workplaces, will be presenting at the u…

Pella emphasizes quality communication through training

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Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Communication has been a systemic focus for the Teacher Leadership Compensation (TLC) program in the Pella Community School District. Honest, open, and constructive feedback is what they are striving to achieve throughout their K-12 coaching system. “One of the first things we noticed with the implementation of th…

Wise: The evolution of resolution

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Monday, January 22, 2018
Editor’s note: Iowa Department of Education Director Ryan Wise delivered this speech at the 2018 Emerging Educators Conference held at Simpson College in Indianola. Approximately 150 educators from across the state attended. Thank you so much for the opportunity to speak with you today. And thank you to the Iowa S…

Staying at, or getting to, the top of their games

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Monday, January 22, 2018
2016 Teacher of the Year Scott Slechta leads a conversation in one of the many strands at the 2018 Emerging Educators Conference. INDIANOLA - If you don’t know how much education has changed in the last 20 years, just ask a teacher. Gone are the days of working in isolation. Today’s educators collaborate…

National award underscores dedicated work of Iowa school districts

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Thursday, January 18, 2018
Iowa Department of Education Finance Team left to right: Denise Ragias, Jim Donoghue, Tom Cooley, Kassandra Cline, Janice Evans, Gary Schwartz and Bill Roederer. Not pictured: Carla Schimelfenig. Does the thought of balancing your checkbook or managing your budget make you cringe? Do you wish that special, mone…

New guide addresses needs of advanced learners

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Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Addressing the needs of advanced learners in a multi-tiered system of support (MTSS) is the focus of a new guide that will be available to Iowa educators in April. The Advanced Learner MTSS Guide is to be used by classroom teachers in combination with professional learning to implement a MTSS system that challenges …

Director Wise convenes state team to recommend computer science standards for schools

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Tuesday, January 16, 2018
DES MOINES – Iowa Department of Education Director Ryan Wise today convened members of a new team that will review and recommend statewide standards for computer science education. The Computer Science Standards Review Team has been established as part of Senate File 274, which former Gov. Branstad signed into law…

Resources available for social studies standards

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Tuesday, January 16, 2018
In order to support implementation of Iowa's new social studies standards, the Iowa Department of Education has launched revised social studies webpages on IowaCore.gov. These webpages offer several resources for supporting the new standards. A few highlights include: You can view printable cards of the standards…

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