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Learn about good-paying jobs

Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Though manufacturing jobs across the country have become more technical, employers say the workforce hasn’t kept up, creating a skills gap where good-paying, in-demand jobs go unfilled. To build awareness of this growing field and the job opportunities available, school districts, employers and community colleges …

Nominate a Presidential Scholar by Oct.13

Monday, October 2, 2017
The Iowa Department of Education is seeking nominations for outstanding high school seniors for the 2017-18 U.S. Presidential Scholars selection cycle. We encourage you to nominate students who, while demonstrating outstanding scholarship, might not otherwise be nominated through the current SAT/ACT, arts, or CTE recog…

Director Ryan Wise: A short list, a tall order

Thursday, September 28, 2017
A few weeks ago I started carrying around a piece of paper with five items written in large print: Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Assessment Future Ready Iowa Computer Science Instructional Frameworks While my daily schedule jumps across dozens of issues, I’ve tried to focus the bulk of my time,…

5 Iowa schools get Blue Ribbon honors

Thursday, September 28, 2017
Five Iowa schools have been named National Blue Ribbon Schools for their overall academic excellence or for their progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups. The schools are: Charter Oak-Ute Elementary School, Charter Oak-Ute Community School District: Closing the achievement gap North Kossuth…

Iowa Department of Education announces winning bid for new statewide assessments

Thursday, September 28, 2017
DES MOINES - The Iowa Department of Education today announced the winning bidder for new statewide assessments of student progress in English language arts, mathematics and science to be given in the 2018-19 school year. A formal notice of intent to award was issued naming a proposal from American Institutes for Res…

When Mitchell descended into the spectrum

Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Early intervention is giving this boy hope – and a leg up Kathy Wilcox with Mitchell DES MOINES – Kathy Wilcox took 15-month-old Mitchell to Burger King one day for chicken nuggets. Nothing particularly memorable. Until. “He looked right at me, and said, ‘Mom I love you,’ and it was like he knew…

Life-changing ingredients

Monday, September 25, 2017
Joy Jackson walked across the stage in crutches to receive her high school equivalency diploma at EICC’s Davenport Center on May 28, 2014. “They asked me to name the two main ingredients in hollandaise sauce, and I didn’t know,” recalls Joy Jackson of her failed interview attempt for a culinary job at a…

Gov. Reynolds proclaims Sept. 24-30 Iowa Adult Education and Family Literacy Week

Thursday, September 21, 2017
Increasing the number of Iowans with credentials needed for in-demand jobs is key to Future Ready Iowa success DES MOINES – Today, Gov. Kim Reynolds signed a proclamation recognizing Sept. 24 – 30 as Iowa Adult Education and Family Literacy Week. The week, which coincides with the National Adult Education and…

Consultant honored for work in Partners in Education

Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Vic Jaras, 2017 Partners in Education award recipient, pictured with Tim Hamilton, Executive Director of Student and Family Services, and Dr. Vickie Murillo, Superintendent, for the Council Bluffs Community School District. “I always ask, ‘How can we work together to help kids? Can we go beyond just the bar…

Iowa educators named state finalists for nation's highest honor in math, science teaching

Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Four Iowa educators have been named state finalists for the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. The two math finalists are: Rachel Giesmann, high school teacher at Mediapolis High School, Mediapolis Maria “Gabby” Granadillo, middle school teacher at McKinley Middle Sch…


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