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Articles from 09/2020

Advisory: State Board of Education to meet on Thursday

Date: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020
DES MOINES - The Iowa State Board of Education will hold a special meeting on Thursday, Oct. 1, to review and consider the Iowa Department of Education’s recommendations regarding  leadership changes at the Davenport Community School District. The meeting is scheduled to run from 1 to 2 p.m. and will be held in …

Students join state board equity committee

Date: 
Monday, September 28, 2020
Seven students from across the state have been named to join the State Board of Education’s equity committee. They are: Andy Montalvo-Martínez, 12th grade, Des Moines Public Schools Klaudia Hernandez, 12th grade, Marshalltown Community School District Makenzie Dahlstrom, 11th grade, Pekin School District …

Iowa Department of Education releases statement on the State Board of Education’s decision to replace district leadership in Davenport, following a 3-year process

Date: 
Friday, September 25, 2020
Following the decision made today by the State Board of Education regarding the Davenport Community School District, the Department of Education is releasing the following statement: The Iowa Department of Education has made every effort over the past three years to work with the Davenport Community School District …

Six Iowa schools named National Blue Ribbon Schools

Date: 
Thursday, September 24, 2020
Six Iowa schools are being recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2020. The award honors schools for overall academic performance or for progress in closing achievement gaps among subgroups of students. The schools are: Altoona Elementary School, Southeast Polk Communit…

U.S. Department of Labor selects Iowa Department of Education to facilitate state’s first industry-recognized apprenticeship program

Date: 
Wednesday, September 23, 2020
New IT career pathway will be launched with public and private partners DES MOINES — The Iowa Department of Education today announced it has received U.S. Department of Labor recognition to oversee development of a new career pathway program designed to help more Iowans gain the skills and knowledge needed for in-…

Advisory: State Board of Education to meet on Friday

Date: 
Wednesday, September 23, 2020
Members of the public may join remotely DES MOINES - The Iowa State Board of Education will hold a special meeting on Friday, Sept. 25 to review and consider the corrective action plan and progress update submitted by the Davenport Community School District. The meeting is scheduled to run from 2 to 4 p.m. and will …

New, improved Teach Iowa launches Nov. 3

Date: 
Wednesday, September 23, 2020
Teach Iowa is transitioning to a new platform beginning Nov. 3, and schools will need to transfer all job postings to the new system no later than Dec. 31. The Iowa Department of Education will be using PowerSchool as its new vendor. The new site is being designed to be more user friendly. School staff who post j…

Advisory: State Board of Education to meet on Thursday

Date: 
Tuesday, September 15, 2020
Members of the public may join remotely DES MOINES - The Iowa State Board of Education’s regular meeting will take place on Thursday, Sept. 17. The meeting is scheduled to run from 9 a.m. to 1:05 p.m. and will be held in person with the option for State Board members to join remotely. Due to COVID-19 social dis…

Institutes of higher education may apply for connectivity grants

Date: 
Wednesday, September 9, 2020
Applications are now available to higher education institutions that are seeking to tap into a portion of the $6.9 million Governors Emergency Education fund to improve connectivity for students and professional development for faculty online instruction. The competitive grants are categorized into three components:…

Student gives her thoughts about what makes a great teacher

Date: 
Wednesday, September 2, 2020
Editor’s note: As staff at Clarion-Goldfield-Dows prepared to come back to school, Superintendent Joseph Nelson asked a student, Paige German, to give her thoughts to the faculty about what makes a good teacher. As her former fifth grade teacher Tanja Jensen said, “She blew us away!” We concur. Here is Paige’s …

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