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Wise: The evolution of resolution

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Monday, January 22, 2018
Editor’s note: Iowa Department of Education Director Ryan Wise delivered this speech at the 2018 Emerging Educators Conference held at Simpson College in Indianola. Approximately 150 educators from across the state attended. Thank you so much for the opportunity to speak with you today. And thank you to the Iowa S…

Staying at, or getting to, the top of their games

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Monday, January 22, 2018
2016 Teacher of the Year Scott Slechta leads a conversation in one of the many strands at the 2018 Emerging Educators Conference. INDIANOLA - If you don’t know how much education has changed in the last 20 years, just ask a teacher. Gone are the days of working in isolation. Today’s educators collaborate…

National award underscores dedicated work of Iowa school districts

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Thursday, January 18, 2018
Iowa Department of Education Finance Team left to right: Denise Ragias, Jim Donoghue, Tom Cooley, Kassandra Cline, Janice Evans, Gary Schwartz and Bill Roederer. Not pictured: Carla Schimelfenig. Does the thought of balancing your checkbook or managing your budget make you cringe? Do you wish that special, mone…

New guide addresses needs of advanced learners

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Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Addressing the needs of advanced learners in a multi-tiered system of support (MTSS) is the focus of a new guide that will be available to Iowa educators in April. The Advanced Learner MTSS Guide is to be used by classroom teachers in combination with professional learning to implement a MTSS system that challenges …

Director Wise convenes state team to recommend computer science standards for schools

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Tuesday, January 16, 2018
DES MOINES – Iowa Department of Education Director Ryan Wise today convened members of a new team that will review and recommend statewide standards for computer science education. The Computer Science Standards Review Team has been established as part of Senate File 274, which former Gov. Branstad signed into law…

Resources available for social studies standards

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Tuesday, January 16, 2018
In order to support implementation of Iowa's new social studies standards, the Iowa Department of Education has launched revised social studies webpages on IowaCore.gov. These webpages offer several resources for supporting the new standards. A few highlights include: You can view printable cards of the standards…

Register today for the 2018 Learning Supports Conference

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Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Registration is under way for a conference focusing on social-emotional learning and development.  Sponsored by the Iowa Department of Education, the March 2 conference will be held in Ames at Iowa State University’s Scheman Building. Preschool-through-12th grade educators are encouraged to attend. Strands…

Subgrants enable expanded services for homeless students

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Tuesday, January 9, 2018
The McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Act provides competitive subgrants to districts to expand services to homeless children, to create greater awareness and sensitivity of district and school staff about the ways to identify students who may be homeless, and to provide additional services to these children to increas…

MLK resources for your classroom

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Monday, January 8, 2018
Martin Luther King Jr. Day is one week off. Have your classroom delve into King’s legacy by exploring these resources. National Education Association http://www.nea.org/tools/lessons/mlk-day.html   Scholastic http://www.scholastic.com/mlkday/ Edutopia https://www.edutopia.org/article/resource…

When a student lacks access to communication

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Thursday, January 4, 2018
Those who are deaf/hard of hearing can face huge obstacles to education in Iowa Educators work with a student at an academy that’s for students who are deaf/hard of hearing. CHARLES CITY – Though the vast majority of students who are deaf or hard of hearing have no additional disabilities, an astounding …

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