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Articles from 07/2018

Advisory: State Board of Education meets Thursday, Aug. 2

Date: 
Tuesday, July 31, 2018
DES MOINES - The Iowa State Board of Education’s next regular meeting will take place on Thursday, Aug. 2, at the Grimes State Office Building, 400 E. 14th St., in Des Moines. The business meeting will begin at 9 a.m. in the second-floor State Board Room. View a copy of the complete agenda with attachments.

Director Wise releases statement on passage of law strengthening career, technical education

Date: 
Tuesday, July 31, 2018
DES MOINES – Iowa Department of Education Director Ryan Wise today released the following statement in response to the passage of the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act, which was signed into law today by President Trump. The law amends and reauthorizes the Carl D. Perkins Career an…

Register for upcoming trainings on active shooter, natural disaster plans

Date: 
Wednesday, July 25, 2018
Registration is under way for an all-day workshop designed to help schools create high-quality emergency plans that cover active shooter and natural disaster events. Passed into law by the Legislature (Senate File 2364), it requires all k-12 schools in Iowa to write plans that prepare for these events. The worksh…

Iowa achieves nation’s highest passing rate on high school equivalency exam

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Tuesday, July 24, 2018
Iowa’s passing rate ranks highest among 27 states and U.S. territories using the HiSET high school equivalency exam DES MOINES - Among states and U.S. territories that use HiSET, a high school equivalency exam, Iowa ranks the highest for the percent of individuals who passed the test. Last year, 95.9 percent of Io…

Worrying about the science standards? Relax, we have you covered

Date: 
Wednesday, July 18, 2018
In order to prepare for full implementation of Iowa’s Science Standards by the end of 2019, this summer would be a great time for science/district leadership team to review progress toward full implementation. The new standards were adopted in 2015 to ensure students are scientifically literate, global people who …

Early learning standards help parents, caregivers and educators prepare young children for success

Date: 
Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Iowa early childhood leaders have revised statewide standards for the development and learning of children below kindergarten age so that the standards are relevant to parents, families and caregivers in addition to educators. The revised Iowa Early Learning Standards, announced today, describe the typical behavior,…

Parent-friendly standards for early childhood years

Date: 
Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Two thousand days. While the approximate amount of time from a child’s birth until entering kindergarten may seem like eons, relative to a lifetime it’s the equivalent of a raindrop’s journey to earth. And like the powerful atmospheric forces behind every tiny raindrop, so too are the powerful forces behind a saf…

Indian Hills Community College instructor wins prestigious award

Date: 
Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Stacy Conley, a high school equivalency instructor at Indian Hills Community College, is the recipient of the 2018 Archie Willard Adult Education and Literacy Educator of the Year. The annual award honors an adult education and literacy instructor for exemplary service through advocating, developing, implementing an…

Statewide Future Ready Iowa Summits Announced

Date: 
Monday, July 16, 2018
DES MOINES, IOWA – Registration is now open to attend Future Ready Iowa Regional Summits throughout the state and collaborate with local stakeholders on workforce solutions. The day-long summits are scheduled for late September and early October in 12 Iowa communities: Atlantic, Burlington, Davenport, Denison, For…

‘Giving up is never an option’

Date: 
Monday, July 16, 2018
A former English language learner who worked as a dishwasher while he learned the language, Garcia now oversees strategic partnerships for the Center for Equity in Learning at ACT. This is a question-and answer with Juan Garcia, the keynote speaker for the Iowa Adult Education and Literacy Summer Conference, Ed…

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