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Articles from 07/2019

Advisory: State Board of Education meets Thursday in Des Moines

Date: 
Tuesday, July 30, 2019
DES MOINES - The Iowa State Board of Education’s next regular meeting will take place on Thursday, Aug. 1, in Des Moines. The board’s business meeting will begin at 9 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 attachme…

Small district, big results: Specially designed instruction

Date: 
Tuesday, July 30, 2019
Mary Michael LOGAN – It wasn’t long ago when Mary Michael would have to guess what her student’s academic deficiencies were. And the interventions? Yep, guess work.  And any improvement in a child’s academic performance was based on sheer determination and, frankly, luck. It was that guess …

TLC success leans on clarity of goals, asking hard questions

Date: 
Wednesday, July 17, 2019
Editor’s note: Iowa Department of Education Director Ryan Wise delivered this speech to participants from around Iowa at this week’s Teacher Leadership and Compensation Conference held in Des Moines. I am so inspired to look out at this room of over 800 educators, all committed to harnessing the power of teacher…

Gov. Reynolds announces 23 schools, districts will expand computer science

Date: 
Wednesday, July 17, 2019
DES MOINES – Today, Gov. Reynolds announced a total of 23 Iowa school districts and schools will be able to bolster their computer science teacher workforce, due to a state appropriation of $500,000. The funding is part of a broader effort to expand computer science education across the state. This effort aligns w…

DMACC instructor named Adult Education and Literacy Educator of the Year

Date: 
Tuesday, July 16, 2019
Gayle being awarded by Eric Idehen, president of the Iowa Literacy Council. Gayle Gosch, a math and high school equivalency instructor at Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC), has been named the 2019 Archie Willard Adult Education and Literacy Educator of the Year. The annual award honors an adult educa…

How does your school’s TLC program stack up? Are you sure???

Date: 
Tuesday, July 16, 2019
Editor’s note: Joellen Killion is the keynote speaker at the teacher-leadership conference titled TLC: What Works. Killion is a senior advisor to Learning Forward and served for many years as the association’s deputy executive director. As senior advisor, she leads initiatives related to the link between profess…

Nailing it: Construction camp inspires girls

Date: 
Thursday, July 11, 2019
Des Moines metro middle and high school girls explored tools of the trade at this summer’s Construction Camp for Girls. Twenty-three Des Moines metro middle and high school girls explored tools of the trade at a week-long summer camp aimed at exposing them to in-demand career opportunities in construction. …

‘Aim for perfection, achieve greatness’

Date: 
Tuesday, July 9, 2019
This Specially Designed Instruction really works Eric Gebhart likes to paraphrase a quote from football legend Vince Lombardi: “We may not achieve perfection, but if we chase perfection, we achieve greatness.” And it’s with that mindset that the state has embarked on an aggressive approach that is designed …

5 Iowa summer food programs are honored

Date: 
Tuesday, July 2, 2019
Five Iowa school districts have been recognized by the U.S. Department of Agriculture for their summer food programs. The schools received the Turnip the Beet award by the USDA, which recognizes summer meal program sponsors who work hard to provide nutritious and appealing meals to students, many of whom could go wi…

Work-based learning projects now available to schools, students, through online clearinghouse

Date: 
Monday, July 1, 2019
More than 100 work-based learning projects are now available to students and schools for the 2019-20 school year through a new virtual state clearinghouse. The Clearinghouse for Work-Based Learning connects K-12 students, schools and employers through shared projects that enable students to learn through professiona…

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