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Articles from 10/2018

Professionals gather to take on weighty issue among kids

Date: 
Tuesday, October 30, 2018
Approximately 200 people dedicated to improving children’s health converged on Des Moines for the Healthy Choices Count Summit. The summit, held in partnership with the Iowa Department of Education, Iowa Department of Public Health and the Iowa Healthiest State Initiative, brought together people from schools, chi…

Minding the store

Date: 
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Inventory management? Check. Sales and profitability? Check. Promotions and social media marketing? Check. Customer service? Check. It’s all in a day’s work at Husky Mart, a student-run convenience store kiosk located inside Oelwein High School. Currently the only DECA-certified school-based enterprise in the…

Redesigning the student experience

Date: 
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Davis Jenkins is a senior research scholar at the Community College Research Center (CCRC), a center at Teachers College, Columbia University dedicated to studying community colleges. He works with colleges and states across the country to find ways to improve educational and employment outcomes for students, particula…

Measuring success

Date: 
Tuesday, October 9, 2018
Western Iowa Tech Community College Popular American management consultant Peter Drucker is credited with arguably one of the most important quotes in modern business management: “If you can’t measure it, you can’t improve it.” But for community colleges, existing accountability measures in higher ed…

Got a great family-school partnership? Let us know!

Date: 
Monday, October 8, 2018
Do you or someone you know have a great family-and-school partnership for children receiving special education services and supports? The Iowa Department of Education wants to hear from you. The Department is looking for promising practices – whether it’s a program, service, strategy or policy that shows potenti…

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…

Knock, knock. Who’s there? Tycin.

Date: 
Thursday, October 4, 2018
JOHNSTON – Like most seventh graders, Tycin Gordon likes to tell jokes (good or otherwise). “How does a deaf fish hear? With a herring aide!” Unlike most seventh graders, Tycin is nonverbal. He communicates through technology. Born with cerebral palsy, he has a motor disorder that makes speaking impossib…

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…

Sparking student interest in one of Iowa’s thriving industries

Date: 
Tuesday, October 2, 2018
Though manufacturing jobs across the country and in Iowa have become more technical, employers say the workforce hasn’t kept up, creating a skills gap where good-paying, in-demand jobs go unfilled. To build awareness of this growing field and the job opportunities available, school districts, employers and communi…

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