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Articles from 11/2018

Public input sought for physical education, health standards

Date: 
Wednesday, November 28, 2018
DES MOINES – Iowa Department of Education Director Ryan Wise announced today he is seeking the public’s input on proposed physical education and health standards. The standards, selected by the Physical Education and Health Standards Review Team, would be recommended to schools, but not required.  Feedba…

Unique financial aid programs tailor themselves to individual needs

Date: 
Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Editor’s note: There is no question that the strength of Iowa’s economy is linked to the strength of its workforce. But employers across the state say job seekers often don’t have the skills and training needed to fill their open positions.  Closing this skills gap is tantamount to the state’s Future Re…

4 outstanding high schoolers vie for prestigious national award

Date: 
Tuesday, November 27, 2018
Four Iowa high school students interviewed in-person and took a civics exam in Des Moines, as part of the application process for participation in the 57th annual United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP). The annual program, held in Washington, D.C., from March 2-9, admits two student leader delegates from each state…

Teams learning the importance of early mathematics skills

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Monday, November 19, 2018
The Early Childhood and Mathematics Statewide Leadership Teams have gotten together to gain a new understanding of the interrelationship of mathematics between the Iowa Early Learning Standards and the Iowa's Mathematics Standards. According to Kimberly Villotti, administrative consultant, and April Pforts, mathemat…

Conference: Making new teachers more effective

Date: 
Thursday, November 15, 2018
Registration is under way for the fourth annual Emerging Educators Conference to be held Feb. 1 in Indianola, just south of Des Moines. Titled “New Year’s Resolution for Strong Teaching Connections,” the conference is sponsored by the Iowa Department of Education, along with the Iowa State Education Associatio…

New statewide assessment is on the way

Date: 
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Iowa students will be taking a new statewide assessment in the spring. The new assessment, called the Iowa Statewide Assessment of Student Progress, or ISASP, is being developed by the Iowa Testing Programs at the University of Iowa following legislative action (HF2235). Iowa students in grades 3 through 11 …

Making a smooth transition: Life after high school

Date: 
Wednesday, November 7, 2018
Haley Keeling is on track to graduate from Southeast Polk High School in May. She plans to enroll at DMACC where continued support and accommodations will help her succeed. Haley Keeling’s eyes light up when she recalls the day she was offered her first job at the Shores, a retirement community in Pleasant Hi…

Diga Know? Iowa’s Digital Learning Plan Is Ready!

Date: 
Monday, November 5, 2018
What could Iowa’s digital learning in the classroom look like? Iowa’s Digital Learning Plan can help you frame that conversation. Designed by the Iowa Department of Education, Iowa’s Area Education Agencies and school districts, the plan is designed to provide a vision of what digital learning is by bringing t…

Q-and-A with the 2019 Iowa Teacher of the Year

Date: 
Friday, November 2, 2018
2019 Iowa Teacher of the Year Christopher Burke Christopher Burke, an 11-year teaching veteran who uses real-world examples to make his mathematics lessons come alive, is the Iowa Department of Education’s 2019 Teacher of the Year. Burke, 35, who is a mathematics teacher and teacher leader at Dubuque’s E…

Gov. Reynolds announces 2019 Iowa Teacher of the Year

Date: 
Thursday, November 1, 2018
2019 Iowa Teacher of the Year Christopher Burke DUBUQUE – Christopher Burke, an 11-year teaching veteran who uses real-world examples to make his mathematics lessons come alive, is the Iowa Department of Education’s 2019 Teacher of the Year, Gov. Kim Reynolds announced today at Dubuque’s Eleanor Roose…

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