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Wanted: the best of the best among science, math teachers

Tuesday, November 12, 2019
Do you have an outstanding math or science teacher in your elementary school (kindergarten through sixth grade)? Nominate him or her for the prestigious Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST). The Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching are the …

It’s National Apprenticeship Week. This is why you should care

Monday, November 11, 2019
The benefits and opportunities of registered apprenticeship programs are being showcased through events held this week as part of National Apprenticeship Week. Now in its fifth year, the week is a nationwide celebration that gives businesses, communities and educators the opportunity to draw attention to apprenticeship…

Veterans Day resources for teachers

Thursday, November 7, 2019
Looking for some classroom resources for the upcoming Veterans Day observation? We have you covered. The links offer videos, lesson plans, activities – all designed to make Veterans Day relevant in the eyes of your students. Check them out: C-SPAN NEA Teacher Vision PBS Subscribe to receive ema…

Statewide Voluntary Preschool Program compulsory attendance

Wednesday, November 6, 2019
According to research accumulated by Attendance Works and the Child & Family Policy Center, regular attendance in preschool impacts kindergarten readiness, literacy skills, and future attendance patterns. A four-year-old child enrolled in the Statewide Voluntary Preschool Program (SWVPP) is of compulsory attenda…

Running in circles? Students reap the benefits

Thursday, October 31, 2019
Miles to go before they sleep, literally. For students at Northstar Elementary School in the Knoxville Community School District, it’s all about participating in the Northstar Mileage Club. The club began last spring as a way to get kids moving at recess and encourage a lifelong love of running and walking. It turns …

Gov. Reynolds, Director Wise issue statements on Iowa’s No. 1 average ACT score

Wednesday, October 30, 2019
DES MOINES -- Gov. Kim Reynolds issued the following statement in response to ACT’s national release of assessment results, which show Iowa’s average composite score tied for first in the country among states that tested more than half of students in the Class of 2019: “Iowa’s leading the nation in ACT score…

Skilled worker shortage? Not here.

Monday, October 28, 2019
Unique program draws workers, high school students to high-paying jobs Students in the CEAM program learn from senior-level industry professionals and get hands-on experience using the same tools and equipment used on the job. CLARINDA – Business and education officials in southwest Iowa are taking …

Iowa’s teacher leadership system shows positive results

Thursday, October 24, 2019
New report: More school districts see progress in student achievement and teacher retention DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds announced that Iowa’s Teacher Leadership and Compensation system continues to strengthen teaching and learning, with more school districts reporting progress meeting their local student achi…

Why this teacher is drawn to the clearinghouse

Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Work-based learning gives students hands-on learning Denise Hillman is an instructional coach and co-teacher of English language students at Muscatine High School. As an instructional coach, she has been involved with career and technical teachers throughout the school system. She has signed up for a project with …

Educator heads up Work-based Learning Clearinghouse

Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Jake Welchans, the project manager of the Iowa Clearinghouse for Work-based Learning, is well-suited to bring this initiative to fruition. After all, he's a former teacher. Prior to joining the Iowa Department of Education, Welchans spent 11 years with Des Moines Public Schools as a business and technology teacher, …


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