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Wise: Education gaps are ‘unconscionable,’ but with work, we will get there

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Friday, August 9, 2019
Editor’s note: Iowa Department of Education Director Ryan Wise gave welcoming remarks at the Equity in Education Social Justice Conference in Des Moines. Here are his remarks: Thank you for the opportunity to speak today and to kick off what promises to be two great days of learning.  I am inspired …

Stepping up to the equity plate: Changing one individual life at a time

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Thursday, August 8, 2019
Jewels Academy founder, Kimberly Wayne Editor’s note: This is a question-and-answer with Kimberly Wayne, one of the keynote speakers for the Social Justice in Education Conference being held at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines. Wayne is the regional manager of quality and continuous improvement at the …

Getting a jump-start for entering middle school

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Wednesday, August 7, 2019
Des Moines Public Schools sixth grade students, who will attend McCombs Middle School this fall, participated in a Success 4 Sixth Grade day camp prior to the start of the new academic year. The free, one-day camp was offered to incoming students who are all transitioning from elementary to middle school. To help encou…

State Board of Education adopts rules requiring seat belts on new school buses

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Thursday, August 1, 2019
DES MOINES – Seat belts will be required on all new school buses purchased by Iowa school districts and state-accredited nonpublic schools starting this fall, according to new rules adopted Thursday by the State Board of Education. The board unanimously adopted state administrative rules requiring lap-shoulde…

Advisory: State Board of Education meets Thursday in Des Moines

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Tuesday, July 30, 2019
DES MOINES - The Iowa State Board of Education’s next regular meeting will take place on Thursday, Aug. 1, in Des Moines. The board’s business meeting will begin at 9 a.m. in the second-floor State Board Room of the Grimes State Office Building, 400 E. 14th St. View a copy of the complete agenda with attachme…

Small district, big results: Specially designed instruction

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Tuesday, July 30, 2019
Mary Michael LOGAN – It wasn’t long ago when Mary Michael would have to guess what her student’s academic deficiencies were. And the interventions? Yep, guess work.  And any improvement in a child’s academic performance was based on sheer determination and, frankly, luck. It was that guess …

TLC success leans on clarity of goals, asking hard questions

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Wednesday, July 17, 2019
Editor’s note: Iowa Department of Education Director Ryan Wise delivered this speech to participants from around Iowa at this week’s Teacher Leadership and Compensation Conference held in Des Moines. I am so inspired to look out at this room of over 800 educators, all committed to harnessing the power of teacher…

Gov. Reynolds announces 23 schools, districts will expand computer science

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Wednesday, July 17, 2019
DES MOINES – Today, Gov. Reynolds announced a total of 23 Iowa school districts and schools will be able to bolster their computer science teacher workforce, due to a state appropriation of $500,000. The funding is part of a broader effort to expand computer science education across the state. This effort aligns w…

DMACC instructor named Adult Education and Literacy Educator of the Year

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Tuesday, July 16, 2019
Gayle being awarded by Eric Idehen, president of the Iowa Literacy Council. Gayle Gosch, a math and high school equivalency instructor at Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC), has been named the 2019 Archie Willard Adult Education and Literacy Educator of the Year. The annual award honors an adult educa…

How does your school’s TLC program stack up? Are you sure???

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Tuesday, July 16, 2019
Editor’s note: Joellen Killion is the keynote speaker at the teacher-leadership conference titled TLC: What Works. Killion is a senior advisor to Learning Forward and served for many years as the association’s deputy executive director. As senior advisor, she leads initiatives related to the link between profess…

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