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Enroll your students for Iowa Learning Online’s spring semester

Date: 
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Iowa Learning Online's spring 2016 enrollment is open now. The term starts Jan. 4 and ends May 6, with enrollments accepted until 4 p.m. on Jan. 11. No late enrollments can be accommodated for the spring semester. The Iowa Department of Education currently waives any district fees for Iowa Learning Online courses. …

Advisory: State Board of Education meets Wednesday, Nov. 18

Date: 
Monday, November 16, 2015
The Iowa State Board of Education’s next regular meeting will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 18, at the Grimes State Office Building, 400 E. 14th St., in Des Moines. A work session begins at 9 a.m. in Room B100 (basement level), followed by the business meeting at 10 a.m. See the complete agenda with attachments…

Iowans sought for social studies standards writing team

Date: 
Monday, November 16, 2015
Application due Dec. 11; team to rewrite social studies standards for public review Iowans are invited to apply to serve on a state team that will rewrite Iowa’s social studies standards for public review and possible adoption statewide, Iowa Department of Education Director Ryan Wise announced today. The team …

Differentiated Accountability in a word: “Fabulous.”

Date: 
Monday, November 9, 2015
Superintendent reacts to new Department site visits Approximately 30 Iowa Department of Education officials and another 20-or-so consultants from the state’s Area Education Agencies descended upon a Centerville elementary school. Centerville Superintendent Tony Ryan welcomes educators to the state’s first-eve…

Six questions for 2016 Teacher of the Year Scott Slechta

Date: 
Wednesday, November 4, 2015
Scott Slechta has taught for 35 years – 31 of them at Fairfield High School. An Iowa native, Slechta was drawn to education early on. Indeed, if you look at his life, virtually everything he has done has been education related, whether as a teacher or his other incarnations as a lifeguard, camp counselor or drama ins…

Gov. Branstad announces 2016 Iowa Teacher of the Year

Date: 
Wednesday, November 4, 2015
Scott Slechta, a 35-year veteran teacher who traces his passion for learning all the way back to the first grade, is the 2016 Iowa Teacher of the Year, Gov. Terry Branstad announced today at Fairfield High School in Fairfield. “Great teaching is the single most important influence on learning inside schools,” sa…

Director Wise: What I'm learning from our schools

Date: 
Friday, October 30, 2015
Student news crew at Loess Hills Elementary in Sioux City. I have the privilege of visiting classrooms across the state this school year. I’m scheduled to be in 32 school districts, including at least two in each Area Education Agency, and more than a quarter of Iowa’s community colleges by the end of my fi…

Making Transitions

Date: 
Wednesday, October 28, 2015
School revamps program to ensure students succeed after school The Emmetsburg special education team talk about their newfound success in transitioning students out of school. The Emmetsburg High School special education team had a collision with reality. They knew they had a great transitions program – on…

Sign up for one-day literacy intervention event Jan. 13

Date: 
Monday, October 26, 2015
Deadlines for registration – as well as applications to share your stories – are looming for a one-day literacy intervention event to be held in Des Moines. The event, called Celebrating Iowa’s Success, is being sponsored by Collaborating for Iowa’s Kids (C4K), a collaborative comprised of the Iowa Departmen…

Task force releases recommendations to redesign career and technical education in Iowa

Date: 
Monday, October 26, 2015
Members of the Secondary Career and Technical Education Task Force today released their final recommendations, which set a new vision for career and technical education that is in line with the needs of students, employers and the state’s economy. The recommendations set the stage for high-quality career and techn…

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