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Articles from 06/2019

Students learn leadership is far more than a title

Wednesday, June 26, 2019
Newly elected student leaders from each of Iowa’s nine career and technical student organizations build their leadership skills at the statewide CTSO student officer training. Student leaders from across the state gathered at the FFA Enrichment Center in Ankeny recently for a full day of training aimed at dev…

2 students credit CTE for launching their futures

Monday, June 24, 2019
Megan Niewoehner is with Karen Van De Walle, agriculture instructor and Iowa Association for Career and Technical Education (IACTE) board member (L) and Steve Kalous, business instructor (R). Kalous nominated Megan for the U.S. Presidential Scholars in Career and Technical Education Program. What’s your major…

The arts: An integral part to the education equation

Thursday, June 20, 2019
Olivia Gude, keynote speaker at the Iowa Fine Arts Education Summit, is an artist and educator at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a Professor Emerita of the University of Illinois at Chicago. Gude has created many award-winning collaborative mural and mosaic projects. In recent years, she has united her …

History, social studies: Critical in preparing students for civic life

Wednesday, June 19, 2019
Editor’s note: Joel Breakstone is the keynote speaker at the Best Practices in Social Studies Summer Institute. Breakstone directs the Stanford History Education Group. He received his Ph.D. from the Stanford Graduate School of Education. Along with Mark Smith and Sam Wineburg, he led the development of SHEG's ass…

Designing success: A (MTSS) framework and your school

Thursday, June 13, 2019
Judy Elliott is a keynote speaker at the 2019 Every Student Succeeds Act Institute for Schools in Des Moines. Elliott is the former chief academic officer of the Los Angeles Unified School District where she was responsible for curriculum and instruction early childhood through adult education, professional developm…

Director Wise: ESSA is steering us forward thoughtfully

Wednesday, June 12, 2019
Editor’s note: Iowa Department of Education Director Ryan Wise welcomed participants this morning attending the three-day 2019 ESSA June Institute for Schools. Below are excerpts from his welcome.   As we state in our statewide Every Student Succeeds Act plan, we have incredible strength in our system to …

Explore the Holocaust, earn license renewal credits

Wednesday, June 12, 2019
The Iowa Department of Education is sponsoring a two-day workshop on the Holocaust July 2-3 at the Caspe Terrace, 33158 Ute Avenue, in Waukee from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The workshops are being offered by Echoes and Reflections - a leading Holocaust education organization that offers curriculum on teachi…

Summer meal program helps head off hunger for Iowa children

Thursday, June 6, 2019
DES MOINES – Iowa families who rely on schools to help feed their children during the school year have access this summer to meals served in schools, community centers and other sites at no charge through a federally funded program. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Summer Food Service Program provides thousa…

Gov. Reynolds announces six more Computer Science is Elementary schools

Wednesday, June 5, 2019
DES MOINES -  Gov. Kim Reynolds announced that six additional elementary schools will receive $50,000 grants each to transform themselves into models of innovative computer science instruction through a joint project of the Iowa Department of Education and the Governor’s STEM Advisory Council. This increases the…

2018 Teacher of the Year eager to get back into the classroom

Tuesday, June 4, 2019
Aileen Sullivan cannot wait to get back to her classroom and colleagues this fall. That comes after a year of being Iowa Department of Education’s 2018 Teacher of the Year. “I’m very excited because I really enjoy the connection with the students and my colleagues that I see every day,” she said. “I missed…


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