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Iowa Learning Online spring enrollment now open

Date: 
Friday, December 8, 2017
Iowa Learning Online is excited to announce over 40 course offerings for spring 2018 including economics, health, trigonometry, marine science, art history, five world languages and many more. We are also offering the first semester of almost every course. Visit the ILO website for a complete course list. To better mee…

District builds a culture of collaborative improvement

Date: 
Thursday, December 7, 2017
A district that exemplifies the collaborative culture that is part of the Teacher Leadership and Compensation (TLC) Framework for Learning Supports is the Humboldt Community School District.  Humboldt CSD is in the fourth year of TLC funding and has built its TLC programming around its focus on Authentic Intell…

Cedar Falls teacher named ‘Grammy’ finalist

Date: 
Wednesday, December 6, 2017
Michelle Droe, a music teacher from Lincoln Elementary School in Cedar Falls, has been named one of 10 finalists nationwide for the Grammy Music Educator Award. The award is a part of the outreach of the Los Angeles-based Grammy Museum, which seeks to educate and inspire people to the enduring qualities and cultural…

Does your student want to serve on the Board of Education?

Date: 
Wednesday, December 6, 2017
Applications are being accepted for the student member of the State Board of Education. Each year the Governor appoints a student to serve as a nonvoting member of the State Board of Education. The term of the student member starts May 1, 2018, and ends April 30, 2019. The State Board meets at least seven times duri…

National report shows Iowa is No. 1 in graduation rates again

Date: 
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
Iowa Department of Education Director Ryan Wise today released the following statement in response to a new National Center for Education Statistics report showing Iowa again leads the country in high school graduation rates:  “We’re proud that Iowa continues to be the national leader in high school graduat…

Key to successful teacher leadership is collaboration

Date: 
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
A centerpiece of the Teacher Leadership and Compensation (TLC) program is collaboration. One of the five state TLC goals is to promote collaboration by developing and supporting opportunities for teachers in schools and school districts statewide to learn from each other. A common role for a teacher leader is to hel…

Director Wise: Transforming the teaching profession

Date: 
Friday, December 1, 2017
I taught high school social studies for five years and my job responsibilities on my last day looked very much like those on my first. In addition, my academic department of nearly 20 teachers offered one leadership role – department chair (which required a Master’s degree and was confined mostly to scheduling subs…

The best of the best

Date: 
Monday, November 27, 2017
When the lines begin to blur between special and gen. ed. teachers, good things happen General education teacher Kristy Danilson rolls up her sleeves to ensure high academic success among all students. GILBERT – You’d be hard pressed to pin down just one thing Gilbert Intermediate School is doing right. …

Communicating the importance of attendance in any language

Date: 
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Editor’s note: It stands to reason that when a student is absent, the child isn’t learning. For students who are chronically absent – defined as being out of class 10 percent or more – the effects can be academically devastating, potentially jeopardizing the success they could have in both school and life-time …

Postsecondary readiness website updated with new data

Date: 
Thursday, November 16, 2017
The Iowa Department of Education has updated a state website that serves as an indicator of how well-prepared students are for success in postsecondary education and training upon graduation from public high schools in Iowa. Iowa’s Postsecondary Readiness Reports, a website launched earlier this year, provides stu…

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