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Articles from 03/2019

One school’s impressive journey into wellness implementation

Thursday, March 28, 2019
Over 170 people representing 68 school districts and non-public schools and 20 organizations came together to learn strategies for successful school wellness implementation. The event included a series of presentations by Iowa schools highlighting school wellness initiatives, strategies to engage key stakeholders, and …

Register for June social studies institute

Wednesday, March 27, 2019
Registration is under way for the 2019 Best Practices in Social Studies Institute, which will be held in Johnston June 19-20. The Best Practices in Social Studies Institute is designed to support Iowa teachers in implementing Iowa's new social studies standards. There will be two strands – elementary and secondary…

Advisory: State Board of Education meets Thursday in Des Moines

Tuesday, March 26, 2019
DES MOINES - The Iowa State Board of Education’s next regular meeting will take place on Thursday, March 28, in Des Moines. The board’s business meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. in the second-floor State Board Room of the Grimes State Office Building, 400 E. 14th St. View a copy of the complete agenda with att…

You won’t want to miss the Future Ready summit!

Monday, March 25, 2019
Registration is under way for the Governor’s 2019 Future Ready Iowa Summit, to be held in Des Moines April 30. Keynote speaker is Iowan Peggy Whitson, a former astronaut. The summit, titled STEM Education + Workplace Partnerships, is bringing together educators, students, business leaders, nonprofits, elected offi…

High school girls: Sign up for the online cybersecurity challenge!

Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Registration is now open for Girls Go CyberStart, a fun interactive series of digital challenges designed to introduce students to the field of cybersecurity. The competition is open to all female students in grades 9 through 12, regardless of their prior knowledge or experience with cybersecurity and information techn…

Librarians: Your standards are ready

Tuesday, March 19, 2019
The new Iowa School Library Standards are now available. The standards were developed by a cross section of librarians from across the state, college prep programs for teacher librarians, Area Education Agencies and the Iowa Department of Education. The standards integrate national standards with Iowa Code, Iowa …

A celebration: Healthy Habits Start Early

Monday, March 18, 2019
March 17-23 Director Wise eating a family-style meal with children at DMACC Child Development Center It’s Child and Adult Care Food Program Week (CACFP) Week, a time to raise awareness of the healthy meals and snacks provided in over 1,500 homes and 673 childcare centers in Iowa every day. The CACFP is …

Students getting down to business

Thursday, March 14, 2019
Business is brewing at the Go-Hawk On the Go coffee shop. They’re brewing up business at the Go-Hawk On the Go coffee shop at Waverly-Shell Rock Senior High School. But make no mistake, this student-run business is more than a convenient stop for students to get their caffeine fix. The coffee shop, and its ac…

Mind-numbing challenge? We’re on it, these schools say

Tuesday, March 12, 2019
Left to Right: Barb Sersland, Middle School Instructional Coach; Jyll Johnson-Miner, District Math/Science Coordinator; Janice Arthur, Summit Instructional Coach; Ryan Woods, High School Principal; Mark Augsburger, High School Instructional Coach; Nicole Benson, Middle School Instructional Coach; Chris Bergman, Exec…

Schools honored for creating safe, positive environments

Thursday, March 7, 2019
The Iowa Department of Education has awarded schools statewide for their work on implementing Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS). PBIS is a multi-tiered system of support for behavior and provides the framework for teachers to provide and monitor prevention and intervention practices. The schools'…


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