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Articles from 06/2020

Register for adult education conference

Tuesday, June 30, 2020
Registration is under way for the 2020 Iowa Adult Education Summer Conference held July 27-29. The virtual conference is sponsored by the Iowa Department of Education and Iowa Literacy Council. The conference will consist of state and national presenters, keynote speakers, time to network, and an opportunity to l…

Statement from the Iowa Department of Education on Reopening Guidance for Schools

Friday, June 26, 2020
DES MOINES - The Iowa Department of Education, in collaboration with the Iowa Department of Public Health, has developed reopening guidance that takes into account 327 school districts and 119 accredited nonpublic schools, all with different circumstances; and the individual needs of more than 550,000 schoolchildren as…

Iowa history teacher receives prestigious international award

Thursday, June 25, 2020
Suzan Turner (left) of Nashua poses for a photo with National History Day Executive Director Cathy Gorn, while they were in Brussels, Belgium, last year. They were traveling with other National History Day teachers during a 2019 trip to Europe. Suzan Turner, a history teacher at Nashua-Plainfield High Schoo…

High school students forge on with getting college credit

Tuesday, June 23, 2020
In an economy that increasingly requires both academic preparation and technical skills, high school students across the state are gaining both this summer, pandemic notwithstanding. The state’s Summer College Credit Program provides high school students with access to college-credit courses provided by Iowa’s 1…

Challenges met with online opportunities for adult education

Wednesday, June 17, 2020
When Iowa went face first into the pandemic, all educators were left scrambling to improvise teaching in a world they had never seen before. Community colleges certainly weren’t exempt. Perhaps the most challenging aspect community colleges faced, however, was trying to reach out to the adult learners and, in part…

An equitable approach to teaching. Check out this webinar

Tuesday, June 16, 2020
The state of Iowa is partnering with UnboundEd to help schools bring grade-level access to academic standards for all students. UnboundEd, a nonprofit that brings the Standards Institute professional learning to educators nationwide, provides educators with standards-aligned resources and professional learning to ef…

Tough getting responses for the technology survey? See what this district is doing

Monday, June 15, 2020
A small rural district in northeast Iowa is ensuring that every family’s voice is heard about whether they have internet connectivity and devices to hook up to it. That’s in response to a survey sent to districts statewide by the state, which has received $26.2 million in federal relief to ensure education conti…

Two Iowa students selected for National Youth Science Camp

Wednesday, June 10, 2020
DES MOINES — The Iowa Department of Education today announced that two Iowa high school students have been chosen to represent the state at the 2020 National Youth Science Camp. Eliana Hornbuckle from Nevada and Kiran Marla from Bettendorf are among top students from across the nation selected for this prestigious…

Advisory: State Board of Education to meet on Thursday

Tuesday, June 9, 2020
DES MOINES - The Iowa State Board of Education’s regular meeting and annual retreat will take place on Thursday, June 11. The meeting will be held in person with the option for State Board members to join remotely. The retreat will begin at 10 a.m. followed by the Board’s regular business meeting, which is sched…

Districts get down to business working on Return-to-Learn plans

Tuesday, June 9, 2020
As district leadership teams roll up their sleeves in preparing their Return-to-Learn plans, there are two themes that seem to be emerging: Since they cannot predict the future (specifically, what the COVID-19 environment will look like in two months), the unknowns stack up equally as well as the knowns. They are …


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