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Articles from 08/2018

Raising expectations at the Iowa State Fair

Wednesday, August 15, 2018
FFA students gain real-world agricultural experience For FFA students from Muscatine, competing at the Iowa State Fair is more than just a hobby. The real-world experiences are helping them make informed decisions about college and careers – and not just for the kids who’ve grown up on farms. In fact, th…

Living history at the fair: School ‘marm’ recounts her one-room school

Tuesday, August 14, 2018
If you happen upon a one-room schoolhouse during the State Fair, you might consider dropping by to speak to the school marm Diana Darge. She can tell you all about these old buildings, numbering up to 14,000 in Iowa alone during their peak in the late 1800s. But where Darge gets her information isn’t so much from …

Teachers from Spain: New land, new opportunity

Thursday, August 9, 2018
Visiting teachers from Spain pictured with Iowa Department of Education staff during training for the 2018-19 school year. Home is where the heart is, but for educators in the Visiting Teachers from Spain program, home is also where they plant their feet firmly in the heartland, and where their passion for teac…

Bye to ‘remedial’ courses, hello to new approach

Tuesday, August 7, 2018
Dakota Bang When students enter college, they assume they will be taking college-credit courses right away. Unfortunately, many find themselves needing to take a step back because they are not prepared for college-level coursework. In these cases, students often spend money on remedial, non-credit coursework…

Improving district performance: A collaboration that really works

Wednesday, August 1, 2018
Centerville Community School District was one of the first districts to go through the Differentiated Accountability process after volunteering for the pilot program in 2015. In the not-too-distant past, school districts throughout Iowa would receive a visit from the Department of Education every five years. No…


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