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An unlikely journey: From marginal student to Teacher of the Year

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Thursday, January 30, 2020
Editor’s note: George Anderson, Iowa’s 2020 Teacher of the Year, was introduced to the State Board of Education recently. The following are his comments from the meeting. Anderson is a social studies teacher at Kennedy High School in Cedar Rapids. Hello and good afternoon. I want to thank you for hosting me and …

Iowa Department of Education releases new school performance results

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Wednesday, January 29, 2020
DES MOINES – The Iowa Department of Education today released new results and features in an online school accountability reporting system called the Iowa School Performance Profiles. The website shows: Updated scores and ratings for all public schools based on how they performed on a set of accountability me…

5 Ways to Celebrate CTE Month

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Tuesday, January 28, 2020
Every February, students, educators and administrators celebrate CTE month, a nationwide campaign held to celebrate career and technical education and the achievements and accomplishments of CTE programs across the country. Today’s CTE programs have become increasingly innovative. Extending well beyond the develop…

Help ensure no child goes hungry during the summer

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Tuesday, January 28, 2020
DES MOINES – In an effort to head off hunger, the Iowa Department of Education is seeking sponsors for a federally funded program that provides nutritious meals or snacks to children in low-income areas of the state during the summer months. Summer can often mean the opposite of sunshine and fun for more than 200,…

Registration open for spring 2020 Iowa College and Career Readiness Academy courses

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Monday, January 27, 2020
Registration is now open for spring 2020 courses through the Iowa College and Career Readiness Academy. The Academy was developed by the Iowa College Student Aid Commission in partnership with the Iowa Department of Education and AEA Iowa, and has been endorsed by the Iowa School Counselor Association (ISCA). These Iow…

Here are resources for Black History Month

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Monday, January 27, 2020
You don’t have to look too far back to understand that American history books relegated people of color to the back – if they were recognized at all. That began to change when Harvard-educated Dr. Carter G. Woodson, born to parents who were former slaves, created the first “Negro History Week” in 1926. Today…

86 Iowa students selected as candidates for prestigious award

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Friday, January 24, 2020
Eighty-six students from Iowa have been named 2020 candidates for the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program. The U.S. Presidential Scholars Program was established in 1964, by executive order of the president, to recognize and honor some of our nation's most distinguished graduating high school seniors. In 1979,…

Annual reports on Iowa’s schools and community colleges are now available

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Wednesday, January 22, 2020
DES MOINES – The Iowa Department of Education today released the latest editions of two annual reports with statewide data and information about Iowa’s schools and community colleges: The Condition of Education report includes data on preschool through 12th grade student populations and demographics, student ach…

Help ensure no child goes hungry during the summer

Date: 
Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Summer can often mean the opposite of sunshine and fun for more than 200,000 Iowa children who, instead, face a bona fide daily crisis called hunger. Once the academic school year ends, children who qualify to receive school-sponsored, free and reduced-price meals are left with a major, unfilled, nutritional void. T…

Advisory: State Board of Education meets Thursday in Des Moines

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Tuesday, January 21, 2020
DES MOINES - The Iowa State Board of Education’s next regular meeting will take place on Thursday, January 23. Board members will meet with legislators from 7:45 to 8:45 a.m. at the State Capitol (first-floor rotunda/East and North).  A board work session will begin at 9:15 a.m. at the Grimes State Office …

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