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Knocking down barriers to success: Students on IEPs

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Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Left to Right: Renee Fober, Pam Zeigler, Jill White, Tara Estep, Barb Rogers, Stephanie Murch View more photos from the awards ceremony. Students present unique challenges to teachers. But those challenges can be exacerbated among certain groups of students who historically have underperformed. Those grou…

School gets to the 'core' of the matter

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Monday, January 23, 2017
Teacher Beth Rehbein works with second grade students. What happens when a school shakes things up, changing practices, challenging mindsets and touching hearts? Good things. Just ask the educators at Inman Primary School in southwest Iowa’s Red Oak Community School District. But don’t think it was easy …

Spelling: Teach by emphasizing patterns of English language

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Monday, January 23, 2017
Deborah Reed, director of the Iowa Reading Research Center, talks to participants at the 2nd annual Celebrating Iowa's Successes event in Des Moines about better equipping struggling readers on how to spell. Spelling words may seem to come easier for some students than others, but when taught the right approach…

Knocking down barriers to success: English language learners

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Monday, January 23, 2017
Left to Right: Cheri Emery, David Reis, Francisco Escalante - student, Christopher Schulz, Leilany Carrazco - student, Margaret Ploeger View more photos from the awards ceremony. Students present unique challenges to teachers. But those challenges can be exacerbated among certain groups of students who histo…

Annual Condition of Education report is available

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Thursday, January 19, 2017
The Iowa Department of Education today released the latest edition of the annual Condition of Education report. The report provides a wide range of state-level data, including shifts in student populations and demographics, teacher salaries and characteristics, student achievement results and school financial inform…

Five Iowa schools honored for breaking education barriers

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Thursday, January 19, 2017
Left to Right: Tara Estep (Helen Hansen Elementary, Cedar Falls Community School District), Erica Rausch (Oak Ridge Middle School, Linn-Mar Community School District), Leilany Carrazco (Denison Elementary, Denison Community School District), Tracy Morrison (Maquoketa Valley Middle School, Maquoketa Valley Community …

Iowa students selected for U.S. Senate Youth Program

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Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Two Iowa students have been selected as delegates to the 55th annual United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP) that will be held March 4- 11 in Washington, D.C.   Michael Moonjely of Coralville and Anuja Pharasi of Fairfield were chosen from across the state to be part of the group of 104 student delegates wh…

Educators: How to implement skills-based literacy instruction

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Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Leaders in the Sioux City Community School District recognized a need for improved instruction, ongoing professional development for educators and a more defined literacy block.  With the help of technical assistance from the Iowa Reading Research Center, schools implemented a small-group, skills-based literacy…

New state website shows student postsecondary enrollment, preparedness data

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Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Gov. Branstad and Lt. Gov. Reynolds today announced a new state website that shows how prepared students are for success in postsecondary education and training upon graduation from public high schools in Iowa. Lt. Gov. Reynolds was joined by Ryan Wise, director of the Iowa Department of Education and D.T. Magee, super…

Iowa School Report Card updated and released with new features

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Thursday, January 12, 2017
DES MOINES – The Iowa Department of Education continues to improve the Iowa School Report Card, with updated data and two new features released today that reflect a more complete picture of student progress in public schools.   The Iowa School Report Card is a web-based system that evaluates and rates public…

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