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Des Moines North student joins State Board of Education

Date: 
Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Robert Nishimwe is not your average student. OK, he’s not your average person, period. The 16-year-old is the new student member of the State Board of Education who will serve through the 2016-17 school year. That fact, however, sits in the shadows of his otherwise remarkable life. Robert was born in Tanza…

Register by June 10 to learn more about Advanced Placement

Date: 
Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Join the Iowa Department of Education's Bureau of Standards and Curriculum and the College Board on June 20 to explore strategies and best practices for strengthening and expanding Advanced Placement opportunities for Iowa students. This is a unique and potentially powerful way to gather our collective expertise, re…

Sweeping legislation reforms career and technical education

Date: 
Thursday, May 26, 2016
DES MOINES – Sweeping legislation signed into law today by Gov. Terry Branstad raises the quality of career and technical education (CTE) programs in the state and sets a new vision for students to graduate from high school ready for college or career training and jobs.  The legislation, House File 2392, buil…

Training scheduled for new teacher mentors

Date: 
Thursday, May 26, 2016
The Iowa Department of Education will be hosting a four-day training of Journey to Excellence, a beginning teacher mentoring model, through the 2016-17 school year. This training is geared toward mentor teachers new to working with beginning teachers. Specific mentor knowledge and skills are targeted and practiced i…

Students get a taste of a career

Date: 
Friday, May 20, 2016
Food prepared by students from the Culinary Arts and Restaurant Management Program at Des Moines Central Campus. Des Moines East High School senior Mackenzie Sleeth never imagined she would find her passion when she was first accepted in the Culinary Arts and Restaurant Management Program at Des Moines Central …

Life in the fast lane

Date: 
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
A disability doesn’t slow her down Ottumwa eighth grader Maria Horn likes sports. That’s apparent from her participation in track. Basketball. Hand-cycling. Rock climbing. Archery. Tennis. Just to name a few.   Maria stands out not just for her diversity in sports, but also that she has spina bifida. …

Getting to know the newest State Board of Education member

Date: 
Thursday, May 12, 2016
Bettie Bolar's career has never been far from education. The newest member of the State Board of Education, Bolar began her career as a public health nurse but was soon working at Iowa Valley Community College District as director of special projects and health education. She eventually held the position o…

Enhancing the performance of beginning teachers

Date: 
Wednesday, May 11, 2016
The Iowa Department of Education is engaging in a field study of teacher performance assessment designed to enhance a beginning teacher’s learning. We are currently seeking volunteers – both new and experienced – to participate in this study. The Iowa Teacher Performance Assessment (IA-TPA) provides beginning …

Advisory: State Board of Education meets Thursday, May 12

Date: 
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
The Iowa State Board of Education’s next regular meeting will take place on Thursday, May 12, at the Grimes State Office Building, 400 E. 14th St., in Des Moines. A work session begins at 8:30 a.m. in the second-floor State Board Room, followed by the business meeting at 10:30 a.m. See the complete agenda with …

Special education symposium

Date: 
Monday, May 9, 2016
Registration is now closed for the 2016 Special Education Symposium held in Des Moines June 13-14. Some 1,200 people have signed up for the symposium. The symposium, which is sponsored by the Iowa Department of Education and is at no cost to participants, is intended for special education teachers, teacher leaders a…

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