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Articles from 01/2020

Iowa launches Iowa Governor’s School Safety Bureau

Tuesday, January 21, 2020
Iowa Department of Education Consultant Rob Olsen participates in the governor's press conference. Governor Kim Reynolds, the Iowa Department of Public Safety and the Department of Education announced the formation of the Iowa Governor’s School Safety Bureau. This Bureau will focus solely on providing the …

New report makes the case for computer science expansion

Tuesday, January 14, 2020
The Computer Science Education in Iowa report describes the current K-12 school landscape of computer science. These data highlight the need for expanding computer science instruction in Iowa to ensure our students’ future success. Subscribe to receive email updates from the Iowa Department of Education. …

Input sought on draft plan to meet federal career and technical education law

Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Statewide meetings set for Feb. 6; online feedback accepted through Feb. 13 Iowa Department of Education Director Ryan Wise today announced that the draft of Iowa’s state plan for meeting requirements of the federal Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act is available for public revie…

This teacher embeds projects into her teaching

Monday, January 13, 2020
Iowa Department of Education Director Ryan Wise dropped by Griswold to see the district's work first hand. From left are Teacher Holly Esbeck and student Shelby Steffen with Director Wise. In front of them is the communication technology they acquired through their STEM BEST funding. Breaking from the no…

Need a Spanish teacher?

Thursday, January 9, 2020
The Iowa Visiting Teachers from Spain Program enables foreign teachers to have the opportunity to teach in an accredited primary or secondary school in the United States as cultural exchange teachers for up to three years, with a possible two-year extension. This provides school districts and accredited nonpublic schoo…

Is your TLC program harmonious? Or is it hitting clunkers?

Wednesday, January 8, 2020
Iowa Department of Education TLC Consultant Lora Rasey Imagine asking a choir to start singing without first blowing a pitch pipe. Or asking people to build a house without using a blueprint. One way or the other, you would end up with a cacophony of discordant notes or a randomly built home. Now take a …

Does your district have the next Iowa Teacher of the Year?

Tuesday, January 7, 2020
Thousands of talented Iowa educators lead and inspire their students, but only one is chosen annually as the state’s ambassador to education. The deadline to nominate the 2021 Iowa Teacher of the Year is April 1. The award is an opportunity to recognize an exceptional Iowa teacher who is helping redefine education…


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