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Articles from 05/2018

Report: Significant growth in high school CTE courses for college-credit

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Friday, May 11, 2018
DES MOINES -- More secondary career and technical education programs across the state now include college-credit courses that give high school students a jump start on industry credentials and college degrees, according to a report released by the Iowa Department of Education. Once considered as an alternative pathw…

Children’s mental health: Raising hope, ending stigma

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Thursday, May 10, 2018
For the nation, May 10 marks National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day. But for those who work daily with Iowa’s school children, every day is all about the mental health of those young people. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, one in every five youth age 13 to 18 have a mental health c…

Student member joins State Board

Date: 
Thursday, May 10, 2018
Fez Zafar, a 16-year-old sophomore at Des Moines’ Roosevelt High School, has joined the State Board of Education as its student member. The appointment lasts for up to two years. Fez is the son of Mashal Husain and Fawad Zafar. In order to get to know the youngest member of the board, we asked him some question…

3 R’s of summer: Rest, recreation and reading

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Wednesday, May 9, 2018
Iowa’s teachers reveal their must-read lists As summer break approaches, thoughts turn to summer activities. Among them, reading – whether for pleasure or professional or both – is a favorite among educators. So what are you going to read this summer? We asked a few of you – and you responded! We’re bet…

Advisory: State Board of Education meets Thursday in Des Moines

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Tuesday, May 8, 2018
DES MOINES - The Iowa State Board of Education’s next regular meeting will take place on Thursday, May 10, at the Grimes State Office Building, 400 E. 14th St., in Des Moines. A work session will begin at 8:30 a.m. in the second-floor State Board Room, followed by the business meeting at 10:30 a.m. View a copy …

Students selected as Presidential Scholars

Date: 
Tuesday, May 8, 2018
Three Iowa students have been named 2018 U.S. Presidential Scholars. They are: Hermela Gebremariam, Fairfield Community High School, Fairfield Caleb L. Lines, Nashua-Plainfield High School, Nashua Sophia Xiao, Pleasant Valley High School, Bettendorf The three were among 161 scholars named as presidential…

Want to teach the natural resources of Iowa?

Date: 
Tuesday, May 8, 2018
Want to up your game in teaching the natural resources of Iowa? Here’s a class for you. Sponsored by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources and the Iowa Conservation Education Coalition, Exploring Iowa’s Natural Resources will be offered online Sept. 4 through Dec. 30. Participants will build a project-based l…

Changing workplace demands rethinking K-12 curriculum

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Monday, May 7, 2018
The most difficult jobs for future employers to hire and the most lucrative for future employees to find require these skills: “algorithm design; distributed systems; cloud computing; machine learning; mobile development; NoSQL; Scala; data science; big data and 1Python.” If you’re drawing a blank on what those s…

May is National Mental Health Awareness Month

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Thursday, May 3, 2018
May is National Mental Health Awareness Month, a time to raise awareness about mental health conditions and mental wellness for all. This topic is vital to schools, since one in five children ages 13-18 has or will have a serious mental illness, and 50 percent of all life-time cases of mental illness begin by age 14…

Developing emergency operations plans: What you need to know

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Wednesday, May 2, 2018
As schools across the state begin ramping up their high-quality emergency operations plans, the Iowa Department of Education is putting together a series of initiatives, materials and trainings, as well as participating in state and national task forces. The extra emphasis on safety plans is, in part, due to new leg…

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