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Advisory: State Board of Education meets Thursday

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Tuesday, May 9, 2017
DES MOINES - The Iowa State Board of Education’s next regular meeting will take place on Thursday, May 11, at the Grimes State Office Building, 400 E. 14th St., Des Moines.   A work session will begin at 8:30 a.m. in the second-floor State Board Room, followed by the business meeting at 9:30 a.m.  &nb…

Schools honored for PBIS efforts

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Tuesday, May 9, 2017
Director Ryan Wise congratulates schools who have done well with PBIS. Seventy-five schools were recognized in Des Moines today for their work in establishing safe and supportive environments, enabling students to maximize their social emotional and academic success. The schools were recognized during the Io…

Teachers take care of students. Who takes care of the teachers?

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Tuesday, May 9, 2017
Those who have flown with children have heard the flight attendant’s safety instructions: In an emergency, the adults should put on their oxygen masks first. “That analogy to self-care, that we can only help those after we help ourselves, is helpful at a basic level,” said Leora Wolf-Prusan, keynote speaker at…

Iowa Lakes Community College honored for ‘green’ initiatives

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Thursday, May 4, 2017
Iowa Lakes Community College was named a 2017 Green Ribbon Postsecondary Sustainability Awardee today by the U.S. Department of Education. The college is among 45 schools, nine school districts, and nine postsecondary institutions across the nation being recognized for their promising practices to conserve resources…

Keeping kids on their (learning) toes during summer

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Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Igniting children’s passions, imaginations make the break a great academic experience Teacher Angela Lange works with one of her students. BOONE – Angela Lange has a sort of love-hate relationship with the summer break. Sure, she loves the time off. But she hates what summers can do to her students: Stud…

Law prioritizes computer science in schools

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Monday, May 1, 2017
Working to get high-quality computer science courses into the classroom is the focus of legislation that was signed into law today. More photos from press conference. The legislation is designed to meet a growing need for 21st century skills and to ensure students graduate from high school ready for further educa…

Director Ryan Wise: A defining moment in Iowa education

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Monday, May 1, 2017
Okay, I’ll admit it. I’m a bit of a nerd. As a former social studies teacher, wonky policy details excite me. Executive orders issued by presidents and governors often fall in this category: items that are of interest to a subset of the population, which may grab headlines for a moment and then quickly recede into …

Iowa review team recommends new social studies standards

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Team’s report, draft standards will go to the State Board of Education for consideration DES MOINES - A state team charged with reviewing a draft of proposed statewide standards for social studies today released its final report, which recommends that the draft standards become Iowa’s new social studies standard…

Law expands pathways to earning high school equivalency diploma

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Thursday, April 20, 2017
Unemployment hits those without high school diplomas especially hard. Of the nearly 146,000 working-age Iowans without diplomas, a full 10.7 percent are unemployed. That’s compared to only 3.8 percent of those who hold at least a high school diploma. Going back to earn a diploma can represent an obstacle. There…

It all adds up in 'BizTown'

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Wednesday, April 19, 2017
ALLEMAN - Few people would argue that two plus two equals anything but four. If comprehending that was the only requirement for being truly financially literate, life for most people might be pretty straightforward and fairly easy. But in reality, financial literacy is indeed much more than just basic arithmetic. …

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