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Librarians: Your standards are ready

Date: 
Tuesday, March 19, 2019
The new Iowa School Library Standards are now available. The standards were developed by a cross section of librarians from across the state, college prep programs for teacher librarians, Area Education Agencies and the Iowa Department of Education. The standards integrate national standards with Iowa Code, Iowa …

A celebration: Healthy Habits Start Early

Date: 
Monday, March 18, 2019
March 17-23 Director Wise eating a family-style meal with children at DMACC Child Development Center It’s Child and Adult Care Food Program Week (CACFP) Week, a time to raise awareness of the healthy meals and snacks provided in over 1,500 homes and 673 childcare centers in Iowa every day. The CACFP is …

Students getting down to business

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Thursday, March 14, 2019
Business is brewing at the Go-Hawk On the Go coffee shop. They’re brewing up business at the Go-Hawk On the Go coffee shop at Waverly-Shell Rock Senior High School. But make no mistake, this student-run business is more than a convenient stop for students to get their caffeine fix. The coffee shop, and its ac…

Mind-numbing challenge? We’re on it, these schools say

Date: 
Tuesday, March 12, 2019
Left to Right: Barb Sersland, Middle School Instructional Coach; Jyll Johnson-Miner, District Math/Science Coordinator; Janice Arthur, Summit Instructional Coach; Ryan Woods, High School Principal; Mark Augsburger, High School Instructional Coach; Nicole Benson, Middle School Instructional Coach; Chris Bergman, Exec…

Schools honored for creating safe, positive environments

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Thursday, March 7, 2019
The Iowa Department of Education has awarded schools statewide for their work on implementing Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS). PBIS is a multi-tiered system of support for behavior and provides the framework for teachers to provide and monitor prevention and intervention practices. The schools'…

Iowa’s TLC: The nation has taken notice

Date: 
Wednesday, March 6, 2019
It’s said the best form of flattery is imitation. Well, Iowa, feel flattered. That’s because the state’s Teacher Leadership and Compensation (TLC) system is catching the attention of states across the nation. Lora Rasey knows this well. Rasey, a TLC consultant at the Iowa Department of Education, has fielded c…

Schools across Iowa celebrate National School Breakfast Week

Date: 
Monday, March 4, 2019
To encourage more families to take advantage of the healthy choices available for school breakfast, schools across the country will celebrate National School Breakfast Week, which is March 4-8. This year’s theme, “Start Your Engines,” reminds the entire school community that school breakfast provides a healthy…

The first female U.S. attorney lived in….Iowa

Date: 
Monday, March 4, 2019
Arabella Mansfield was a trailblazer all her life. The Iowan was admitted to the Iowa Bar in 1869. While that may seem like an insignificant fact, it is, in fact, significant: Mansfield was the first woman in the United States to become an attorney. It wasn’t without challenge, literally. Indeed, at the time, the …

Register for active shooter tabletop workshop

Date: 
Thursday, February 28, 2019
The Iowa Department of Education has created a workshop to provide schools with an understanding of how to design, facilitate, and evaluate a building-level exercise in order to comply with the IAC 280.30 requirement for active shooter drills. Participants will leave with all of the materials necessary to meet this leg…

March is Iowa History Month

Date: 
Thursday, February 28, 2019
It’s Iowa History Month, a time in which we honor the state’s rich history. We have some resources for you. And to get the creative juices flowing, here’s a quick quiz (answers are at the bottom, but no peeking.) The competition for what city or town would be the final state capitol was fierce. Des Moine…

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