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Iowa earns approval for state education plan under ESSA

Date: 
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
DES MOINES – The U.S. Department of Education today approved Iowa’s plan for school accountability and support under the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Iowa’s plan reflects a commitment to ensuring every student graduates ready for success in college and in the workplace. Iowa’s plan builds on bo…

Dubuque school tapped as ‘Green Ribbon School’

Date: 
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
A Dubuque elementary school has been recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as a Green Ribbon School. St. Columbkille Elementary School was recognized for its efforts in reducing environmental impact and costs, improving the health and wellness of all at the school, and providing effective environmental and …

Teachers can visit Living History Farms June 22 for free

Date: 
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
As a thank you to all of the teachers who put in the time and effort to bring learning to life for their students, Living History Farms is offering free admission to all teachers who present a school ID on Friday, June 22. If you’ve never been to Living History Farms with your students, come out to preview what th…

Literacy efforts prove to be a moving target for this school

Date: 
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Principal Candace Lynch CEDAR RAPIDS – Principal Candace Lynch likens her school’s previous literacy efforts to teaching students how to ride a bike. “Over here, the students were learning about the pedal, and over there they were learning about the brakes, and over there they were learning abou…

Schools honored for improving the impact of AP classes

Date: 
Monday, May 14, 2018
Three high schools are being honored by the College Board for their efforts to increase access to Advanced Placement (AP) coursework while simultaneously maintaining or increasing the percentage of students scoring three or higher on AP Exams. The schools being selected for the AP Honor Roll are Cedar Falls High Sch…

Report: Significant growth in high school CTE courses for college-credit

Date: 
Friday, May 11, 2018
DES MOINES -- More secondary career and technical education programs across the state now include college-credit courses that give high school students a jump start on industry credentials and college degrees, according to a report released by the Iowa Department of Education. Once considered as an alternative pathw…

Children’s mental health: Raising hope, ending stigma

Date: 
Thursday, May 10, 2018
For the nation, May 10 marks National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day. But for those who work daily with Iowa’s school children, every day is all about the mental health of those young people. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, one in every five youth age 13 to 18 have a mental health c…

Student member joins State Board

Date: 
Thursday, May 10, 2018
Fez Zafar, a 16-year-old sophomore at Des Moines’ Roosevelt High School, has joined the State Board of Education as its student member. The appointment lasts for up to two years. Fez is the son of Mashal Husain and Fawad Zafar. In order to get to know the youngest member of the board, we asked him some question…

3 R’s of summer: Rest, recreation and reading

Date: 
Wednesday, May 9, 2018
Iowa’s teachers reveal their must-read lists As summer break approaches, thoughts turn to summer activities. Among them, reading – whether for pleasure or professional or both – is a favorite among educators. So what are you going to read this summer? We asked a few of you – and you responded! We’re bet…

Advisory: State Board of Education meets Thursday in Des Moines

Date: 
Tuesday, May 8, 2018
DES MOINES - The Iowa State Board of Education’s next regular meeting will take place on Thursday, May 10, at the Grimes State Office Building, 400 E. 14th St., in Des Moines. A work session will begin at 8:30 a.m. in the second-floor State Board Room, followed by the business meeting at 10:30 a.m. View a copy …

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