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Iowa Learning Online fee announcement

Date: 
Tuesday, June 7, 2016
Iowa Learning Online (ILO) has offered free, online courses since its launch in 2004. With the end of our scale-up appropriation, ILO will transition to a fee-based funding model. The Department of Education will charge an enrollment fee of $250 per student, per semester course in the fall semester of 2016.  IL…

Here are some work-arounds on English language learner assessments, placement

Date: 
Monday, June 6, 2016
While the English Language Proficiency Assessment for the 21st Century (ELPA21) consortium works through some delays in both the availability of ELPA21 score reports and a new placement screener, here is some guidance for exiting and screening English language learners to minimize disruption in your school districts. …

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 …

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