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Iowa students selected for prestigious United States Senate Youth Program

Date: 
Monday, December 11, 2017
Iowa Department of Education Director Ryan Wise surprises North High School's Robert Nishimwe of Des Moines, telling Robert he's one of two Iowa students selected to participate in the 56th annual United States Senate Youth Program. Des Moines Public Schools Administrator Jessica Gogerty looks on. Two Iowa stud…

Literacy team to focus on improving writing instruction

Date: 
Monday, December 11, 2017
In working toward developing a workshop on improving student writing and learning by improving the teaching of writing, the Statewide Literacy Leadership Team will convene again in February for standards-aligned professional learning. The professional learning will be taught by Gary Troia, an associate professor at …

Iowa Learning Online spring enrollment now open

Date: 
Friday, December 8, 2017
Iowa Learning Online is excited to announce over 40 course offerings for spring 2018 including economics, health, trigonometry, marine science, art history, five world languages and many more. We are also offering the first semester of almost every course. Visit the ILO website for a complete course list. To better mee…

District builds a culture of collaborative improvement

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Thursday, December 7, 2017
A district that exemplifies the collaborative culture that is part of the Teacher Leadership and Compensation (TLC) Framework for Learning Supports is the Humboldt Community School District.  Humboldt CSD is in the fourth year of TLC funding and has built its TLC programming around its focus on Authentic Intell…

Cedar Falls teacher named ‘Grammy’ finalist

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Wednesday, December 6, 2017
Michelle Droe, a music teacher from Lincoln Elementary School in Cedar Falls, has been named one of 10 finalists nationwide for the Grammy Music Educator Award. The award is a part of the outreach of the Los Angeles-based Grammy Museum, which seeks to educate and inspire people to the enduring qualities and cultural…

Does your student want to serve on the Board of Education?

Date: 
Wednesday, December 6, 2017
Applications are being accepted for the student member of the State Board of Education. Each year the Governor appoints a student to serve as a nonvoting member of the State Board of Education. The term of the student member starts May 1, 2018, and ends April 30, 2019. The State Board meets at least seven times duri…

National report shows Iowa is No. 1 in graduation rates again

Date: 
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
Iowa Department of Education Director Ryan Wise today released the following statement in response to a new National Center for Education Statistics report showing Iowa again leads the country in high school graduation rates:  “We’re proud that Iowa continues to be the national leader in high school graduat…

Key to successful teacher leadership is collaboration

Date: 
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
A centerpiece of the Teacher Leadership and Compensation (TLC) program is collaboration. One of the five state TLC goals is to promote collaboration by developing and supporting opportunities for teachers in schools and school districts statewide to learn from each other. A common role for a teacher leader is to hel…

Director Wise: Transforming the teaching profession

Date: 
Friday, December 1, 2017
I taught high school social studies for five years and my job responsibilities on my last day looked very much like those on my first. In addition, my academic department of nearly 20 teachers offered one leadership role – department chair (which required a Master’s degree and was confined mostly to scheduling subs…

The best of the best

Date: 
Monday, November 27, 2017
When the lines begin to blur between special and gen. ed. teachers, good things happen General education teacher Kristy Danilson rolls up her sleeves to ensure high academic success among all students. GILBERT – You’d be hard pressed to pin down just one thing Gilbert Intermediate School is doing right. …

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