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Knocking down barriers to success: Socioeconomically disadvantaged

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Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Left to Right: Christina Rudd, Kathy Jurgens, Michelle Grimm, Jackie Moorman, Tracy Morrison, Ron Besler View more photos from the awards ceremony. Students present unique challenges to teachers. But those challenges can be exacerbated among certain groups of students who historically have underperformed. …

Knocking down barriers to success: Students on IEPs

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Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Left to Right: Renee Fober, Pam Zeigler, Jill White, Tara Estep, Barb Rogers, Stephanie Murch View more photos from the awards ceremony. Students present unique challenges to teachers. But those challenges can be exacerbated among certain groups of students who historically have underperformed. Those grou…

School gets to the 'core' of the matter

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Monday, January 23, 2017
Teacher Beth Rehbein works with second grade students. What happens when a school shakes things up, changing practices, challenging mindsets and touching hearts? Good things. Just ask the educators at Inman Primary School in southwest Iowa’s Red Oak Community School District. But don’t think it was easy …

Spelling: Teach by emphasizing patterns of English language

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Monday, January 23, 2017
Deborah Reed, director of the Iowa Reading Research Center, talks to participants at the 2nd annual Celebrating Iowa's Successes event in Des Moines about better equipping struggling readers on how to spell. Spelling words may seem to come easier for some students than others, but when taught the right approach…

Knocking down barriers to success: English language learners

Date: 
Monday, January 23, 2017
Left to Right: Cheri Emery, David Reis, Francisco Escalante - student, Christopher Schulz, Leilany Carrazco - student, Margaret Ploeger View more photos from the awards ceremony. Students present unique challenges to teachers. But those challenges can be exacerbated among certain groups of students who histo…

Advisory: State Board of Education meets Thursday, Jan. 19

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Wednesday, January 18, 2017
The Iowa State Board of Education will meet on Thursday, Jan. 19, in Des Moines.   The meeting will begin with a work session from 7:45 to 8:30 a.m. at the State Capitol’s Legislative Dining Room (Room 15), and resume at 9 a.m. at the Grimes State Office Building, 400 E. 14th St., Des Moines. The board’s b…

Iowa students selected for U.S. Senate Youth Program

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Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Two Iowa students have been selected as delegates to the 55th annual United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP) that will be held March 4- 11 in Washington, D.C.   Michael Moonjely of Coralville and Anuja Pharasi of Fairfield were chosen from across the state to be part of the group of 104 student delegates wh…

Educators: How to implement skills-based literacy instruction

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Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Leaders in the Sioux City Community School District recognized a need for improved instruction, ongoing professional development for educators and a more defined literacy block.  With the help of technical assistance from the Iowa Reading Research Center, schools implemented a small-group, skills-based literacy…

In praise of paras

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Wednesday, January 4, 2017
Teachers say their colleagues make the difference in their students’ educations Paraeducators Julie Hartman and Jody Weber work with some of their students. Alice Williams was having a terrible day. OK, a particularly awful day. A parent-teacher meeting went poorly and she was very low, anticipating a tear…

Director Wise: Proud of 2016, psyched for 2017

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Tuesday, January 3, 2017
The holiday break provides educators with much needed time to rest, reflect and plan for the year ahead. For many, these activities result in lists and goals – what went well, areas for improvement, and hopes and dreams for the New Year. As I look back at 2016, I see much to be proud of. First, Iowa cemented i…

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