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Iowa students chosen for prestigious U.S. Senate program

Date: 
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Joshua Hughes Jack Hostager Two students have been selected as delegates to represent Iowa in the annual United States Senate Youth Program. Joshua Hughes, a senior from Interstate 35 High School in Truro, and Jack Hostager, a senior from Hempstead High School in Dubuque, each will receive a $5,000 s…

Education director pens note to parents

Date: 
Tuesday, December 9, 2014
In an open letter to K-3 parents, Iowa Department of Education Director Brad Buck addressed the importance of a statewide effort to improve children’s literacy skills. Dec. 9, 2014 Dear Iowa parents, Reading is essential to your children’s success in school and in life. In Iowa, we are working to make sure…

USDA recognizes Iowa Department of Education for summer lunch program

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Monday, December 8, 2014
Iowa Department of Education Consultant Stephanie Dross holds a certificate of recognition the department received from the USDA for its work on increasing participation in the summer food program. To the left are Education Director Brad Buck and Bureau Chief Ann Feilmann. The Iowa Department of Education was r…

Q & A with Iowa’s 2015 Teacher of the Year

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Friday, December 5, 2014
Clemencia Spizzirri, a native of Ecuador, has taught Spanish at Merrill Middle School in the Des Moines Public Schools for five years. She helps needy children and families understand the power of a high-quality education and works to cultivate culturally aware students. She also works to ensure that children learning …

Gov. Branstad announces 2015 Iowa Teacher of the Year

Date: 
Friday, December 5, 2014
Clemencia Spizzirri, whose passion for helping students and families stems from her own childhood in Ecuador, is the 2015 Iowa Teacher of the Year, Gov. Terry Branstad announced today at Merrill Middle School in Des Moines. “Great teaching gives children the foundation they need to be good citizens and to successf…

Iowa Learning Online’s spring, summer registration opens

Date: 
Monday, December 1, 2014
Iowa Learning Online’s registration for the spring and summer semesters is now open. There is no cost to school districts and course lists are available here. The spring semester starts Jan. 5 and ends May 8. Late registration is open until Jan. 13. The summer semester is from May 18 to July 17. As courses and ser…

Department websites offline over Thanksgiving holiday

Date: 
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Due to planned full electrical shutdown of State of Iowa servers, all Department of Education websites will be unavailable Thursday, November 27, 2014 through Sunday November, November 30, 2014. This outage is required for electricians to perform work on components impacted by a February building fire. During this shut…

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

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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.…

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