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Articles from 05/2020

Iowa earns approval for state career and technical education plan

Date: 
Friday, May 29, 2020
DES MOINES – The U.S. Department of Education today approved Iowa’s plan for expanding high-quality career and technical education (CTE) programs under the federal Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act, commonly referred to as Perkins V. Iowa’s plan reflects a commitment to providi…

District emphasizes ‘Biliteracy Seal’ among its students

Date: 
Tuesday, May 26, 2020
The Marshalltown Community School District ramped up its efforts this past school year to honor students who are proficient in at least two languages. It’s paid off: Fifty-four students received the state’s Biliteracy Seal this spring, up from 16 when the program debuted last year. The growth was a product of te…

Three Iowa students named 2020 U.S. Presidential Scholars

Date: 
Thursday, May 21, 2020
DES MOINES — Three Iowa high school students have been named to the 56th class of U.S. Presidential Scholars. The program recognizes up to 161 high school seniors from across the country for their accomplishments in academics, the arts and career and technical education fields. Iowa’s U.S. Presidential Scholars a…

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

Date: 
Wednesday, May 20, 2020
Registration is now open for summer 2020 courses through the Iowa College and Career Readiness Academy. The Academy was developed by the Iowa College Student Aid Commission in partnership with Iowa AEA Learning Online and the Iowa Department of Education and has been endorsed by the Iowa School Counselor Association (I…

Explore Asian Pacific heritage

Date: 
Friday, May 15, 2020
May is Asian Pacific Heritage Month. Asian-Pacific encompasses all of the Asian continent and the Pacific islands of Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia. Help kids celebrate the rich history and culture of the generations of Asian and Pacific Islanders who have contributed to America’s diversity and success wit…

Educators honored as ‘PBIS People of the Year’

Date: 
Wednesday, May 13, 2020
The Iowa Department of Education is celebrating across all Area Education Agencies outstanding educators recognized for significant accomplishments in the implementation of Positive Behavioral Supports. In previous years, there was only one person chosen, but creating growing and outstanding PBIS/MTSS frameworks has ne…

2019 Iowa Teacher of the Year reflects on his tenure

Date: 
Tuesday, May 12, 2020
Chris Burke is looking forward to reconnecting. No, it has nothing to do with the pandemic. The 2019 Iowa Teacher of the Year is ending his tenure on May 31, and he cannot wait to get back to his classes “When things were shiny and new as the Teacher of the Year, I fully immersed myself into this experience,”…

Student member joins State Board

Date: 
Thursday, May 7, 2020
Hannah Groos, a 16-year-old sophomore at Norwalk Senior High School, has joined the State Board of Education as its student member. The appointment lasts for up to two years. Hannah is the daughter of Christopher and Jennifer Groos. In order to get to know the youngest member of the board, we asked her some quest…

Four people join State Board of Education

Date: 
Wednesday, May 6, 2020
Hannah Groos (student member), Brian J. Kane, John Robbins, and Georgia Van Gundy, have joined the State Board of Education. The State Board is made up of nine voting members who serve six-year terms and one non-voting student member who serves up to a two-year term. Hannah Groos Hannah Groos of Norwalk was selec…

Advisory: State Board of Education to meet virtually on Thursday

Date: 
Tuesday, May 5, 2020
DES MOINES - The Iowa State Board of Education’s next regular business meeting will take place virtually on Thursday, May 7.  A work session will begin at 8 a.m. followed by the business meeting, which is scheduled to run from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Members of the public may join remotely through video conferencin…

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