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Redesigning the student experience

Date: 
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Davis Jenkins is a senior research scholar at the Community College Research Center (CCRC), a center at Teachers College, Columbia University dedicated to studying community colleges. He works with colleges and states across the country to find ways to improve educational and employment outcomes for students, particula…

Measuring success

Date: 
Tuesday, October 9, 2018
Western Iowa Tech Community College Popular American management consultant Peter Drucker is credited with arguably one of the most important quotes in modern business management: “If you can’t measure it, you can’t improve it.” But for community colleges, existing accountability measures in higher ed…

Got a great family-school partnership? Let us know!

Date: 
Monday, October 8, 2018
Do you or someone you know have a great family-and-school partnership for children receiving special education services and supports? The Iowa Department of Education wants to hear from you. The Department is looking for promising practices – whether it’s a program, service, strategy or policy that shows potenti…

Gov. Reynolds announces federal funding for school safety, mental health initiative

Date: 
Thursday, October 4, 2018
Gov. Kim Reynolds announced Thursday that Iowa has received federal funding to help schools prevent and respond to acts of violence. The effort also will focus on helping students who face mental health challenges. “I’m pleased this grant will help Iowa continue to improve safety and mental health outreach in ou…

Knock, knock. Who’s there? Tycin.

Date: 
Thursday, October 4, 2018
JOHNSTON – Like most seventh graders, Tycin Gordon likes to tell jokes (good or otherwise). “How does a deaf fish hear? With a herring aide!” Unlike most seventh graders, Tycin is nonverbal. He communicates through technology. Born with cerebral palsy, he has a motor disorder that makes speaking impossib…

New state seal available for biliterate students

Date: 
Wednesday, October 3, 2018
Iowa Department of Education Director Ryan Wise today announced a state seal of biliteracy is now available for participating schools to recognize students who demonstrate proficiency in two or more world languages by high school graduation. To receive a seal, students in participating schools must demonstrate profi…

Director Wise announces members of new Dyslexia Task Force

Date: 
Tuesday, October 2, 2018
Iowa Department of Education Director Ryan Wise today announced members of a new state task force that will study the needs of students with dyslexia.   The Dyslexia Task Force, established as part of Senate File 2360, will consider issues such as student screening, interventions, teacher preparation and pro…

Six Iowa schools named National Blue Ribbon Schools

Date: 
Monday, October 1, 2018
Six Iowa schools have been recognized as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2018. The recognition is based on a school’s overall academic performance or progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups. The schools are: Center Point-Urbana High School, Center Point-Urbana Community School District …

Iowans invited to give input on children’s mental health services in October

Date: 
Thursday, September 27, 2018
DES MOINES – Iowans are invited to provide input on children’s mental health needs at regional listening posts scheduled statewide beginning Oct. 2. The listening posts will be hosted by Iowa’s area education agencies on behalf of the Children’s System State Board established by Gov. Kim Reynolds through Exe…

Learning the (business) ropes in school

Date: 
Thursday, September 27, 2018
Marketing and entrepreneurship expert Ann Stewart will be presenting at the Iowa Business Education Convention, which kicks off on Sept. 30 at the Holiday Inn and Suites in Urbandale. She is a teacher from Smyrna, Tenn. After working for 25 years in the high-tech industry, Stewart turned her attention to education a…

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