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Four Iowa schools named National Blue Ribbon Schools

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Thursday, September 26, 2019
Four Iowa schools have been recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2019. The award honors schools for overall academic performance or for progress in closing achievement gaps among subgroups of students. The four schools are: Dayton Elementary School, Southeast Webster …

Be the change: Creating the world as you want it to be

Date: 
Wednesday, September 25, 2019
Editor’s note: Daryl Fort is the keynote speaker at the AWARE Mental Health and Violence Prevention Summit. Fort is a senior MVP Strategies trainer and curriculum developer. Daryl has trained tens of thousands of student athletes, coaches and administrators at hundreds of major NCAA institutions, as well as other stu…

Adult Education and Family Literacy Week underscores Iowa’s needs, opportunities

Date: 
Tuesday, September 24, 2019
More than 36 million American adults currently struggle to read, write, do math, and use technology above a third-grade level. These struggles often reach younger generations, since children of parents with low literacy skills have a 72 percent chance of being at the lowest reading levels themselves. To bring awaren…

Computer science is elementary – literally

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Thursday, September 19, 2019
Editor’s note: The Computer Science is Elementary Fall Institute kicked off today. Here is an explanation of this new and important statewide program, as well as a question-and-answer format with Ryan Wise, director of the Iowa Department of Education. Twelve elementary schools from across Iowa have gathered to la…

Iowa Department of Education seeks public input on use of seclusion and restraint in schools

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Tuesday, September 17, 2019
DES MOINES -- The Iowa Department of Education today announced six meetings to gather public input on proposed revisions to rules regarding the appropriate use of seclusion and restraint in schools. The meetings run Sept. 24 through Oct. 3. Proposed revisions to Iowa Administrative Code chapter 281-103 (“Chapter 1…

State Board of Education adopts new career and technical education (CTE) standards for Iowa schools

Date: 
Thursday, September 12, 2019
DES MOINES – Members of the State Board of Education today adopted new career and technical education (CTE) standards for secondary CTE programs that enroll middle and high school students. CTE broadly encompasses six service areas: agriculture, food and natural resources; applied sciences, technology, engineering…

Iowa sets a higher bar for student success

Date: 
Thursday, September 12, 2019
State Board of Education adopts proficiency recommendations for the new state test DES MOINES – The State Board of Education today approved performance levels that determine how many students met expectations on Iowa’s new state test, the Iowa Statewide Assessment of Student Progress (ISASP). The board a…

Educators named for excellence in math, science teaching

Date: 
Wednesday, September 11, 2019
Educators named for excellence in math, science teaching Four Iowa educators have been named state finalists for the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. The two math finalists are: Sharon K. Jaeschke, Southeast Valley High School, Gowrie Stephanie S. Steines, Decorah Hi…

Advisory: State Board of Education meets Thursday in Des Moines

Date: 
Tuesday, September 10, 2019
DES MOINES - The Iowa State Board of Education’s next regular meeting will take place on Thursday, Sept. 12, 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 attach…

Are you really leading if no one is following?

Date: 
Tuesday, September 10, 2019
Brian Meyer is the keynote speaker at the conference Coaching to Sustain MTSS (multi-tiered system of supports). Meyer is the co-director of the Midwest PBIS (Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports) Network, which works with state, local and community agencies throughout the Midwest. The network develops the…

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