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Articles from 01/2019

Win $1,000 for your school

Thursday, January 31, 2019
The Iowa School Safety Alliance (ISSA) is sponsoring a video contest for Iowa high school students. The theme for the 2018-19 video contest is “What’s Your Plan”. Contestants submit a 90 second video that focuses on that theme and correlates with ISSA’s mission in assisting schools in preparing for, mitigating,…

5 Ways to Celebrate CTE Month

Tuesday, January 29, 2019
Roland Story FCS students presenting projects on children, fashion design, and food innovations at a district FCCLA competition. Every February, students, educators and administrators celebrate Career and Technical Education (CTE) month, a nationwide campaign held to celebrate the achievements and accomplishmen…

Iowa’s high school graduation rate remains #1 in the nation

Monday, January 28, 2019
DES MOINES - Gov. Kim Reynolds released the following statement after new figures released by the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics show Iowa’s high school graduation rate remains the highest in the nation with 91 percent.  “Once again, Iowa is leading the nation…

53 Iowa students selected as candidates for prestigious award

Friday, January 25, 2019
Fifty-three students from Iowa have been named 2019 candidates for the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program. The U.S. Presidential Scholars Program was established in 1964, by executive order of the president, to recognize and honor some of our nation's most distinguished graduating high school seniors. In 1979, th…

The critical nature of the ‘growth mindset’

Thursday, January 24, 2019
Robert Stensrud is the keynote speaker for the Iowa Adult Education and Literacy Virtual Conference, Expanding Possibilities, to be held Jan. 30-31. Stensrud is a professor at Drake University’s School of Education Department of Leadership, Counseling, and Adult Development. He has worked in the field of counselin…

More than meets the eye: High-quality emergency plans

Wednesday, January 23, 2019
Among the state’s 1,295 schools, how many would you guess have their own individualized high-quality emergency plans? Answer: By June 30, there will be 1,295. That’s when a new law requires each school building to have its own high-quality emergency plan in place. Note that’s school building, not district. Tha…

Iowa’s student enrollment increases for eighth year

Tuesday, January 22, 2019
For the eighth year in a row, the number of students attending Iowa’s public schools increased. This follows a 17-year decrease in the number of public school students. The state’s certified enrollment for the 2018-19 school year stands at 487,652, a 1,387-student increase from the year before. Projections ar…

Gov. Reynolds announces opening of Computer Science is Elementary applications

Tuesday, January 22, 2019
DES MOINES - Today, Gov. Kim Reynolds announced that the Computer Science is Elementary project is taking a crucial next step by inviting eligible Iowa schools to apply between Jan. 22 and March 29 for $50,000 one-time planning grants. “Tomorrow’s workforce is sitting in the classroom right now. Comput…

MLK Day: Some teaching opportunities

Thursday, January 17, 2019
Martin Luther King Jr. Day is Monday, Jan. 21. Whether you’re looking for classroom activities or lesson plans, there are plenty of resources out there. Check them out. Edutopia Teaching Tolerance Sharemylesson In addition, if you’re in Des Moines on Saturday, Jan. 19, the Iowa Commission on the Stat…

Annual reports on Iowa's schools and community colleges are available

Wednesday, January 16, 2019
DES MOINES – The Iowa Department of Education today released the latest editions of two annual reports containing state-level data and information on Iowa’s schools and community colleges: The Annual Condition of Education report includes data on shifts in preschool through 12th grade student populations and …


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