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Articles from 09/2020

Advisory: State Board of Education to meet on Thursday

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

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

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 …

Leading and learning amid uncertainty

Tuesday, September 1, 2020
As we embark on the new school year and the challenges ahead, I am reminded of a quote from John F. Kennedy. “Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.” Navigating the new school year, we have no choice but to rethink assumptions, navigate rapidly changing circumstances and learn from each deci…

Equity series kicks off Sept. 23; licensure renewal credit available

Tuesday, September 1, 2020
The inaugural webinar for the Iowa Department of Education’s Social Justice and Equity in Education series kicks off on Sept. 23. The session, which will be opened by the Department’s Director Ann Lebo, will feature A’ndrea Wilson, a professor at Grand View University, who will deliver “It’s Okay to be Unc…


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