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Articles from 04/2019

School behavioral threat assessment training

Thursday, April 11, 2019
The Iowa Department of Education in collaboration with the Iowa School Safety Alliance and Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools–Technical Assistance (REMS–TA) is offering a one-day training on School Behavioral Threat Assessment. The course is designed to familiarize schools and school districts with beha…

Davenport educator named PBIS Person of the Year

Tuesday, April 9, 2019
Sarah Harris is flanked by Terese Jurgensen of the Iowa Department of Education (left) and Jill Yates of Mississippi Bend Area Education Agency. Davenport Community School District’s Sarah Harris has been named the 2018-2019 Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) Person of the Year. Harris, …

Bookshare: Is your district ready for next year?

Thursday, April 4, 2019
An online e-book meant to help students who learn better through hearing text than by reading in a traditional manner is being underused in the state. In fact, an estimated 5 percent of students could benefit from Bookshare, but only 2.4 percent are. Bookshare is an accessible online ebook library of textbooks, best…

Why students need to be globally competitive

Wednesday, April 3, 2019
Editor’s note: This is a question-and-answer with national college and career readiness expert, Brooks Harper, who is delivering the keynote address at the Iowa Work-Based Learning Coordinators Conference today in Des Moines. Harper draws from his 15 years in of leadership experience in corporate America in helpin…

Register for statewide fine arts conference

Monday, April 1, 2019
A first-ever statewide fine arts conference will be held June 20 in Ankeny. The Iowa Fine Arts Education Summit, designed for fine arts educators will focus on best practices and aligning the fine arts curriculum to the standards. “The conference is especially important since we had our fine arts standards appr…


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