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District thrives with teacher leadership program

Date: 
Monday, November 24, 2014
Benton Community School District’s Superintendent Gary Zittergruen, left, poses with his teacher leadership team. Zittergruen is impressed with how quickly the district is seeing positive results through the teacher leadership program. The Benton Community School District’s teacher leadership program is wor…

Five Iowa schools honored for breaking education barriers

Date: 
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Five schools from across the state were honored by the State Board of Education today for their work to raise achievement among students who traditionally face challenges in the classroom. The Breaking Barriers to Teaching and Learning Award was created by the State Board of Education. Each year, the award recognize…

Advisory: State Board of Education meets Nov. 19-20

Date: 
Monday, November 17, 2014
The Iowa State Board of Education will meet on Nov. 19-20 in Des Moines. The regular meeting will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 19, at the Grimes State Office Building, 400 E. 14th St., in Des Moines. A work session will begin at 9 a.m in the second-floor State Board Room, followed by the business meeting at 10 a.m.…

Meet some of the state's top math and science teachers

Date: 
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
This year’s state finalists for the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching were asked what makes their teaching unique and successful in the classroom. Here are their answers. Tamara Bane, a former third-grade math teacher who is now a high school instructional coach at Winterset Se…

Iowa teachers named state finalists for nation’s highest honor in math, science teaching

Date: 
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Seven Iowa teachers have been named state finalists for the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. The two science finalists are: Joshua Steenhoek, a fifth-grade teacher at Jefferson Intermediate School in the Pella Community School District Jessica Watson, a multi-age teache…

The Iowa Core and the IEP

Date: 
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Kim Siberski says the Iowa Core ensures her students are learning the same materials as other students. The Core-and-more battle cry in educating students on Individualized Education Programs turned to boots-on-the-ground reality this fall as teachers unpacked the Iowa Core in earnest. That’s because the Iowa…

Iowa task force recommends new state assessment

Date: 
Tuesday, November 4, 2014
Members recommend the Legislature adopt Smarter Balanced assessments Members of the Assessment Task Force today recommended that Iowa lawmakers adopt the Smarter Balanced assessments as Iowa’s new state test for public and accredited nonpublic schools starting with the 2016-17 school year. The task force also m…

Notice of Public Comment - Title I, Part A Waiver

Date: 
Tuesday, November 4, 2014
The Iowa Department of Education intends to request a one-year waiver of the Title I, Part A regulatory provision that prohibits a state from approving as providers of supplemental educational services (SES) schools identified for improvement, corrective action, or restructuring and local educational agencies (LEAs) id…

Iowans to weigh in on state academic standards

Date: 
Friday, October 31, 2014
Review process will begin with science standards on Nov. 4 Iowa Department of Education Director Brad Buck today announced the first phase of a new process for reviewing Iowa’s statewide academic standards. The process will help Iowa build on the strong foundation already set by the standards. Under the first p…

Three Iowa school districts receive literacy grant for English Language Learners

Date: 
Friday, October 31, 2014
Iowa Department of Education Director Brad Buck today announced the Denison, Des Moines and Postville school districts won a state grant in partnership with the Department to boost the literacy skills of students who don’t speak English as their native language.   The goal of the grant program is to develop …

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