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Leave the slide on the playground!

Date: 
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Did you know students can back slide in their reading abilities by a full month during the summer break? Even worse: A student can lose 2.6 months in math skills in the same time period! Avoid the summer slide by joining the Council of Chief State Schools Officers’ summer reading and math challenges. Find a…

From fax to facts: How data is forming education

Date: 
Monday, April 7, 2014
Shelly Neese and Roger Petersen see data collected by the Iowa Department of Education as a pathway to the future. You don’t have to ask a school administrator whether the Iowa Department of Education asks for lots of data. It does. Sure, lots of the collected data meets the state and federal requirements to ensur…

Advisory: State Board of Education to have telephone meeting March 31

Date: 
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
The Iowa State Board of Education will meet via telephone from 1 to 2 p.m. Monday, March 31. The call-in number is 1-866-685-1580; the conference code is 515-281-7144#. Complete March 31, 2014, State Board Meeting Agenda (Telephonic).

Brewing up careers

Date: 
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Plymouth Grounds Coffee Shop in Des Moines enables students with special needs to use their academic knowledge in a work setting. It ensures they are ready for careers once they finish school. If it were up to Melinda Collins, all of her students would leave school ready to pursue a career or college. Thankfull…

Charting new waters in social studies

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Thursday, March 20, 2014
If academic subjects were ships, the SS Social Studies is ready for righting with Stefanie Wager at the helm. The upcoming Best Practices in Social Studies Institute will help chart a new course for the discipline. Wager, a social studies consultant for the Iowa Department of Education who is organizing the June ins…

Iowa’s high school graduation rate increases for class of 2013

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Thursday, March 13, 2014
For the third consecutive year, the state’s graduation rate has increased, according to figures released by the Iowa Department of Education. At the same time, fewer students were dropping out of high school in Iowa. Graduation rates for the class of 2013 increased for all but one subgroup of students. Of particul…

Educators like what they see in early literacy efforts

Date: 
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Approximately 10 percent of Iowa’s preschool-through-sixth grade schools are dipping their toes into the early literacy assessment waters. The consensus? Good. The schools are participating in Phase One of the state’s Multi-Tier Support Systems (MTSS), which had formerly been referred to as Response to Intervent…

State Board honors recipients for career, college readiness efforts

Date: 
Thursday, March 6, 2014
The State Board of Education today honored four exemplars for the stand-out work they have done to ensure career and college readiness among Iowa’s  high school seniors. The Iowa Department of Education, in partnership with ACT, identified this year’s honorees. Honorees are selected for four categories: stu…

Advisory: State Board of Education meets March 6

Date: 
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
The State Board of Education’s meeting will take place at the Grimes State Office Building, 400 E. 14th St., in Des Moines. The meeting begins at 9 a.m. in the second-floor State Board Room. See compete agenda with attachments here.

39 school districts selected for first teacher leadership systems

Date: 
Monday, March 3, 2014
By 2016-17, all districts will be able to participate in centerpiece legislation Gov. Terry E. Branstad, Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds and Iowa Department of Education Director Brad Buck today announced the first group of Iowa school districts selected to launch teacher leadership systems next school year. Top teachers t…

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