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Iowa educators earn national awards for math, science teaching

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Wednesday, October 16, 2019
DES MOINES – Four Iowa educators have been named recipients of the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST). The recipients are: Mathematics Deborah Little, Denver Community School District Maria “Gabby” Granadillo, Cedar Rapids Community School District Science …

Iowa’s History Teacher of the Year named

Date: 
Thursday, October 17, 2019
A teacher from the Vinton-Shellsburg Community School District has been named Iowa’s History Teacher of the Year. Kelly Steffen is a 19-year teaching veteran at the Vinton-Shellsburg district, spending the last 18 years teaching American history at Vinton-Shellsburg High School. Steffen ensures student engagement …

Director Wise announces Career and Technical Education Advisory Council

Date: 
Monday, October 14, 2019
DES MOINES – Iowa Department of Education Director Ryan Wise today announced a new advisory council to provide input on the development of Iowa’s state plan required under the federal Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act. Commonly referred to as Perkins V, the federal law reautho…

775 Iowa high school students awarded state seal of biliteracy

Date: 
Thursday, October 3, 2019
DES MOINES – In the first year since the state of Iowa launched its Biliteracy Seal aimed at high school students who are proficient in more than one language, 775 students earned the seal during the last school year. The seal is given by school districts to recognize students who have attained proficiency in Engl…

Four Iowa schools named National Blue Ribbon Schools

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Thursday, September 26, 2019
Four Iowa schools have been recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2019. The award honors schools for overall academic performance or for progress in closing achievement gaps among subgroups of students. The four schools are: Dayton Elementary School, Southeast Webster …

Iowa Department of Education seeks public input on use of seclusion and restraint in schools

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Tuesday, September 17, 2019
DES MOINES -- The Iowa Department of Education today announced six meetings to gather public input on proposed revisions to rules regarding the appropriate use of seclusion and restraint in schools. The meetings run Sept. 24 through Oct. 3. Proposed revisions to Iowa Administrative Code chapter 281-103 (“Chapter 1…

State Board of Education adopts new career and technical education (CTE) standards for Iowa schools

Date: 
Thursday, September 12, 2019
DES MOINES – Members of the State Board of Education today adopted new career and technical education (CTE) standards for secondary CTE programs that enroll middle and high school students. CTE broadly encompasses six service areas: agriculture, food and natural resources; applied sciences, technology, engineering…

Advisory: State Board of Education meets Thursday in Des Moines

Date: 
Tuesday, September 10, 2019
DES MOINES - The Iowa State Board of Education’s next regular meeting will take place on Thursday, Sept. 12, in Des Moines. The board’s business meeting will begin at 9 a.m. in the second-floor State Board Room of the Grimes State Office Building, 400 E. 14th St. View a copy of the complete agenda with attach…

Iowa sets a higher bar for student success

Date: 
Thursday, September 12, 2019
State Board of Education adopts proficiency recommendations for the new state test DES MOINES – The State Board of Education today approved performance levels that determine how many students met expectations on Iowa’s new state test, the Iowa Statewide Assessment of Student Progress (ISASP). The board a…

Educators named for excellence in math, science teaching

Date: 
Wednesday, September 11, 2019
Educators named for excellence in math, science teaching Four Iowa educators have been named state finalists for the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. The two math finalists are: Sharon K. Jaeschke, Southeast Valley High School, Gowrie Stephanie S. Steines, Decorah Hi…

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