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Director Wise: ESSA is steering us forward thoughtfully

Date: 
Wednesday, June 12, 2019
Editor’s note: Iowa Department of Education Director Ryan Wise welcomed participants this morning attending the three-day 2019 ESSA June Institute for Schools. Below are excerpts from his welcome.   As we state in our statewide Every Student Succeeds Act plan, we have incredible strength in our system to …

Explore the Holocaust, earn license renewal credits

Date: 
Wednesday, June 12, 2019
The Iowa Department of Education is sponsoring a two-day workshop on the Holocaust July 2-3 at the Caspe Terrace, 33158 Ute Avenue, in Waukee from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The workshops are being offered by Echoes and Reflections - a leading Holocaust education organization that offers curriculum on teachi…

Summer meal program helps head off hunger for Iowa children

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Thursday, June 6, 2019
DES MOINES – Iowa families who rely on schools to help feed their children during the school year have access this summer to meals served in schools, community centers and other sites at no charge through a federally funded program. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Summer Food Service Program provides thousa…

Gov. Reynolds announces six more Computer Science is Elementary schools

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Wednesday, June 5, 2019
DES MOINES -  Gov. Kim Reynolds announced that six additional elementary schools will receive $50,000 grants each to transform themselves into models of innovative computer science instruction through a joint project of the Iowa Department of Education and the Governor’s STEM Advisory Council. This increases the…

2018 Teacher of the Year eager to get back into the classroom

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Tuesday, June 4, 2019
Aileen Sullivan cannot wait to get back to her classroom and colleagues this fall. That comes after a year of being Iowa Department of Education’s 2018 Teacher of the Year. “I’m very excited because I really enjoy the connection with the students and my colleagues that I see every day,” she said. “I missed…

New funding unleashes Future Ready Iowa opportunities

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Monday, June 3, 2019
Please spread the word within your networks about three new Future Ready Iowa funding opportunities to help Iowans get the education and training required for great jobs and to help employers get the skilled workers they need. More than $16 million in new funding became available through bills signed by Gov. Reynold…

Register for the 2019 HiSET®/Iowa Adult Education and Literacy Summer Conference

Date: 
Tuesday, May 28, 2019
Registration is open for the 2019 HiSET®/Iowa Adult Education and Literacy Summer Conference to be held July 15-17 at the Des Moines Marriott Downtown. The conference, titled Fielding Their Dreams, will include best practices, emerging trends, and instructional strategies in adult education. The sessions are aimed …

College access? Check. College success? You bet

Date: 
Thursday, May 23, 2019
Going to college wasn’t an expectation when Breana Rocha was growing up. No one in her family had ever been to college. The process seemed intimidating, and she always thought it was financially out of reach for her family. But that all changed her sophomore year at Abraham Lincoln High School in Council Bluffs. T…

Some great opportunities for high school students

Date: 
Wednesday, May 22, 2019
The Iowa Department of Human Rights is now accepting applications for two of its youth initiatives – the State of Iowa Youth Advisory Council (SIYAC) and the Iowa Youth Congress (IYC). These are opportunities for youth to develop leadership skills, connect with community leaders, and improve their community through c…

A 180-degree turn: A school on its best behavior

Date: 
Wednesday, May 22, 2019
Students at Liberty High School are accustomed to interacting with staff, including administrative staff such as Principal Scott Kibby, while navigating the foyers and bustling hallways of their school. Being accessible is all part of creating a positive school culture and climate. “Well, back to the old draw…

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