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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 …

Advisory: State Board of Education meets Thursday, May 12

Date: 
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
The Iowa State Board of Education’s next regular meeting will take place on Thursday, May 12, at the Grimes State Office Building, 400 E. 14th St., in Des Moines. A work session begins at 8:30 a.m. in the second-floor State Board Room, followed by the business meeting at 10:30 a.m. See the complete agenda with …

Special education symposium

Date: 
Monday, May 9, 2016
Registration is now closed for the 2016 Special Education Symposium held in Des Moines June 13-14. Some 1,200 people have signed up for the symposium. The symposium, which is sponsored by the Iowa Department of Education and is at no cost to participants, is intended for special education teachers, teacher leaders a…

Director Wise: Enthusiasm grows for TLC

Date: 
Monday, May 9, 2016
Iowa Education Director Ryan Wise (left) has traveled the state seeing how districts are implementing their Teacher Leadership and Compensation systems. This past month marked a major milestone in the development of Iowa’s Teacher Leadership and Compensation (TLC) system. With full participation from every…

Iowans named Presidential Scholars

Date: 
Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Three Iowa students have been named U.S. Presidential Scholars. Left to right: Sonali G. Durham, Sarah Gao, and Joseph L. Tibbs Sonali G. Durham, a senior at City High in Iowa City; Sarah Gao, a senior at Cedar Falls High School; and Joseph L. Tibbs, a senior at Iowa Falls High School, were named today by U.S…

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