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Articles from 01/2017

Knocking down barriers to success: English language learners

Monday, January 23, 2017
Left to Right: Cheri Emery, David Reis, Francisco Escalante - student, Christopher Schulz, Leilany Carrazco - student, Margaret Ploeger View more photos from the awards ceremony. Students present unique challenges to teachers. But those challenges can be exacerbated among certain groups of students who histo…

Advisory: State Board of Education meets Thursday, Jan. 19

Wednesday, January 18, 2017
The Iowa State Board of Education will meet on Thursday, Jan. 19, in Des Moines.   The meeting will begin with a work session from 7:45 to 8:30 a.m. at the State Capitol’s Legislative Dining Room (Room 15), and resume at 9 a.m. at the Grimes State Office Building, 400 E. 14th St., Des Moines. The board’s b…

Iowa students selected for U.S. Senate Youth Program

Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Two Iowa students have been selected as delegates to the 55th annual United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP) that will be held March 4- 11 in Washington, D.C.   Michael Moonjely of Coralville and Anuja Pharasi of Fairfield were chosen from across the state to be part of the group of 104 student delegates wh…

Educators: How to implement skills-based literacy instruction

Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Leaders in the Sioux City Community School District recognized a need for improved instruction, ongoing professional development for educators and a more defined literacy block.  With the help of technical assistance from the Iowa Reading Research Center, schools implemented a small-group, skills-based literacy…

In praise of paras

Wednesday, January 4, 2017
Teachers say their colleagues make the difference in their students’ educations Paraeducators Julie Hartman and Jody Weber work with some of their students. Alice Williams was having a terrible day. OK, a particularly awful day. A parent-teacher meeting went poorly and she was very low, anticipating a tear…

Director Wise: Proud of 2016, psyched for 2017

Tuesday, January 3, 2017
The holiday break provides educators with much needed time to rest, reflect and plan for the year ahead. For many, these activities result in lists and goals – what went well, areas for improvement, and hopes and dreams for the New Year. As I look back at 2016, I see much to be proud of. First, Iowa cemented i…


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