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Teacher blogs about Iowa’s standards

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Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Veteran educator Jane Schmidt, the director of professional growth and student learning in the Maquoketa Community School District, is a strong voice of support for the Iowa Core, also known as the Iowa standards. She dedicated her 2014 Iowa Teacher of the Year role to speak at schools throughout the state about the me…

Register for the Future Ready Iowa Summit

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Wednesday, February 10, 2016
One of Iowa’s biggest challenges is closing the skills gap: While there are more jobs in thriving industries, there aren’t enough workers with the right skills to fill them. This hampers economic growth.   Finding solutions will be the focus of the April 19 Governor’s 2016 Future Ready Iowa Summit at…

Iowans needed to help prevent child hunger in the summer

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Wednesday, January 27, 2016
In an effort to head off hunger, the Iowa Department of Education is seeking sponsors for a federally funded program that provides nutritious breakfast, lunch, and dinner or snacks to children in low-income areas during the summer months. About 90 percent of the more than 200,000 Iowa students who qualify for free a…

Plan maps out science standards implementation in Iowa

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Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Iowa’s new science standards will be put in place over the course of the next three years, with full implementation by 2019. The Iowa State Board of Education reviewed the implementation timeline during its January meeting; board members approved the new standards last August based on a recommendation from an Iowa…

Coming soon: A guide for early literacy intervention

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Tuesday, January 26, 2016
Iowa teachers and schools soon will have a new guide to use in their work to help struggling readers get back on track. The guide, portions of which were presented to participants attending Tuesday’s School Improvement Symposium in Des Moines, focuses on students in kindergarten through sixth grade whose needs go …

Annual Condition of Education report is available

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Thursday, January 21, 2016
The Iowa Department of Education today released the latest edition of the annual Condition of Education report. The report provides a wide range of state-level data, including shifts in student populations and demographics, teacher salaries and characteristics, student achievement results and school financial inform…

Four Iowa schools honored for breaking education barriers

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Thursday, January 21, 2016
Four Iowa schools were honored today by the State Board of Education, as well as Gov. Branstad and Lt. Gov. Reynolds, for their work to raise achievement among groups of students who traditionally face challenges in the classroom. The Breaking Barriers to Teaching and Learning Award was created by the…

Advisory: State Board of Education meets Thursday, Jan. 21

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Wednesday, January 20, 2016
The Iowa State Board of Education’s next regular meeting will take place on Thursday, Jan. 21, in Des Moines. A work session begins at 7:45 a.m. at the State Capitol, followed by another work session at 9 a.m. at the Grimes State Office Building, 400 E. 14th St. The business meeting begins at 9:30 a.m. See the …

Iowa team to draft new social studies standards

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Friday, January 15, 2016
Draft standards will be subject to public review process Iowa Department of Education Director Ryan Wise today announced the members of a state team that will rewrite Iowa’s social studies standards for public review and possible adoption statewide. The team’s work will begin Jan. 21. “As a former social st…

Celebrating Iowa's Success: Gilbert Elementary School

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Wednesday, January 13, 2016
You would be hard-pressed to find more momentum in early literacy in the state than at Gilbert Elementary School. Gilbert Elementary, which is north of Ames, has stepped up its early literacy efforts over the past eight years. And the efforts are paying off: Only about 4 percent of the school’s third graders have …

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