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Gov. Reynolds announces federal funding for school safety, mental health initiative

Date: 
Thursday, October 4, 2018
Gov. Kim Reynolds announced Thursday that Iowa has received federal funding to help schools prevent and respond to acts of violence. The effort also will focus on helping students who face mental health challenges. “I’m pleased this grant will help Iowa continue to improve safety and mental health outreach in ou…

New state seal available for biliterate students

Date: 
Wednesday, October 3, 2018
Iowa Department of Education Director Ryan Wise today announced a state seal of biliteracy is now available for participating schools to recognize students who demonstrate proficiency in two or more world languages by high school graduation. To receive a seal, students in participating schools must demonstrate profi…

Director Wise announces members of new Dyslexia Task Force

Date: 
Tuesday, October 2, 2018
Iowa Department of Education Director Ryan Wise today announced members of a new state task force that will study the needs of students with dyslexia.   The Dyslexia Task Force, established as part of Senate File 2360, will consider issues such as student screening, interventions, teacher preparation and pro…

Six Iowa schools named National Blue Ribbon Schools

Date: 
Monday, October 1, 2018
Six Iowa schools have been recognized as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2018. The recognition is based on a school’s overall academic performance or progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups. The schools are: Center Point-Urbana High School, Center Point-Urbana Community School District …

Iowans invited to give input on children’s mental health services in October

Date: 
Thursday, September 27, 2018
DES MOINES – Iowans are invited to provide input on children’s mental health needs at regional listening posts scheduled statewide beginning Oct. 2. The listening posts will be hosted by Iowa’s area education agencies on behalf of the Children’s System State Board established by Gov. Kim Reynolds through Exe…

Iowa’s teacher leadership system empowers teachers, impacts student achievement

Date: 
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
New reports show school districts are gaining ground in student achievement, teacher retention Iowa’s Teacher Leadership and Compensation (TLC) system continues to strengthen the teaching profession and improve classroom instruction, with a significant increase in school districts reporting they met local goals fo…

Advisory: State Board of Education meets Thursday in Waterloo and Cedar Falls

Date: 
Tuesday, September 11, 2018
The Iowa State Board of Education’s next regular meeting will take place on Thursday, September 13, at locations in Waterloo and Cedar Falls. A work session will begin at 8 a.m. at Lou Henry Elementary School (Room 310), 312 Rachael Street, in Waterloo. The board’s business meeting will begin at 10 a.m. at Centr…

Ankeny teacher named History Teacher of the Year

Date: 
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Kimberly Meller-Angus, a social studies teacher at Northview Middle School in Ankeny, has been named the 2018 Iowa History Teacher of the Year. Meller-Angus has taught American history for 12 years and has been with the Ankeny Community School District since 2014. Her focus in the classroom has been teaching with me…

Gov. Reynolds announces Iowa schools continue to make progress in reading

Date: 
Wednesday, September 5, 2018
A new early literacy blueprint for teachers will help support this work DES MOINES – For the third year in a row, Iowa has made progress in improving the reading skills of students in kindergarten through third grade, Gov. Kim Reynolds announced today, along with a new early literacy blueprint to strengthen teache…

Educators named for excellence in math, science teaching

Date: 
Thursday, September 6, 2018
Six Iowa educators have been named state finalists for the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. The three math finalists are: Natalie Franke, 2nd grade, Brookview Elementary, Waukee Deborah Little, 4th grade, Denver Elementary, Denver Chris Mathews, 4th grade, East Elemen…

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