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Director Ryan Wise released the following statement in response to a new National Center for Education Statistics report showing Iowa again leads the country in high school graduation rates:
Essential for all: language and literacy for students with significant disabilities
There is a lot of excitement in the state of Iowa when working with students with significant disabilities.
The best of the best
When the lines begin to blur between special and gen. ed. teachers, good things happen
State Board of Education adopts new fine arts standards for Iowa schools
Members of the State Board of Education today adopted new fine arts standards for students in preschool through 12th grade.
Gov. Reynolds announces 2018 Iowa Teacher of the Year
Aileen Sullivan, a veteran chemistry teacher who equips her students with skills that transcend the classroom, is the 2018 Iowa Teacher of the Year, Gov. Kim Reynolds announced today at Ames High School in Ames.
Your guide to the Iowa Core Standards.
Portal Security Officer Training Webinar, 12/11, 10am
School Budget Review Committee Hearing
SDI K-6 Literacy 2: Effective Instruction
Nonpublic School Advisory Committee Meeting
Transforming the teaching profession
by Director Ryan Wise
I taught high school social studies for five years and my job responsibilities on my last day looked very much like those on my first. In addition, my academic department of nearly 20 teachers offered one leadership role – department chair (which required a Master’s degree and was confined mostly to scheduling substitute teachers and adopting new textbooks every few years). And the limited time we shared as a team was spent on updates and announcements, not on meaningful professional learning.
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