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Advisory: State Board of Education meets Thursday, Jan. 22

Tuesday, January 20, 2015
The Iowa State Board of Education’s next regular meeting will take place on Thursday, Jan. 22, at the Grimes State Office Building, 400 E. 14th St., in Des Moines. A work session begins at 7:45 a.m. in Room 19 of the State Capitol, followed by another work session at 9 a.m. in the State Board Room at the Grimes Bu…

The flu and your school

Monday, January 5, 2015
Melissa Walker has taken this flu season personally. A 14-year-old friend of her daughter’s recently passed away from it. Walker, the Iowa Department of Education’s school nurse consultant, says school officials need to be on the watch for students who develop a dry cough, fever over 100 degrees, sore throat, fa…

To the top of the class

Monday, December 29, 2014
Grinnell school named best for IEP education delivery Cherrill Oxenford was hesitant. OK, perhaps even more than hesitant. Her new principal, Jeff Kirby, decided they were going to change things up at Davis Elementary in Grinnell. That included, among other things, bringing together general and special education stu…

126 school districts chosen for teacher leadership system

Friday, December 19, 2014
Note: This press release was updated 12/21/14 to reflect an updated number of school districts chosen to participate. Valley School District, which was selected in collaboration with North Fayette, was added to the list. In addition, Edgewood-Colesburg was moved from the 2016-17 list to the 2015-16 list. Iowa Depart…

Teachers may qualify for $4,000 award

Thursday, December 11, 2014
First-year educators who are teaching in designated shortage areas are encouraged to apply for awards of up to $4,000 through the Teach Iowa Scholar Program. The awards, which can be received up to a maximum of five years, are designed for new teachers who are in their first contract with an Iowa school. They had to…

Iowa students chosen for prestigious U.S. Senate program

Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Joshua Hughes Jack Hostager Two students have been selected as delegates to represent Iowa in the annual United States Senate Youth Program. Joshua Hughes, a senior from Interstate 35 High School in Truro, and Jack Hostager, a senior from Hempstead High School in Dubuque, each will receive a $5,000 s…

Education director pens note to parents

Tuesday, December 9, 2014
In an open letter to K-3 parents, Iowa Department of Education Director Brad Buck addressed the importance of a statewide effort to improve children’s literacy skills. Dec. 9, 2014 Dear Iowa parents, Reading is essential to your children’s success in school and in life. In Iowa, we are working to make sure…

USDA recognizes Iowa Department of Education for summer lunch program

Monday, December 8, 2014
Iowa Department of Education Consultant Stephanie Dross holds a certificate of recognition the department received from the USDA for its work on increasing participation in the summer food program. To the left are Education Director Brad Buck and Bureau Chief Ann Feilmann. The Iowa Department of Education was r…

Q & A with Iowa’s 2015 Teacher of the Year

Friday, December 5, 2014
Clemencia Spizzirri, a native of Ecuador, has taught Spanish at Merrill Middle School in the Des Moines Public Schools for five years. She helps needy children and families understand the power of a high-quality education and works to cultivate culturally aware students. She also works to ensure that children learning …

Gov. Branstad announces 2015 Iowa Teacher of the Year

Friday, December 5, 2014
Clemencia Spizzirri, whose passion for helping students and families stems from her own childhood in Ecuador, is the 2015 Iowa Teacher of the Year, Gov. Terry Branstad announced today at Merrill Middle School in Des Moines. “Great teaching gives children the foundation they need to be good citizens and to successf…


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