2011 Annual Condition of Education report

DES MOINES, IA – The Iowa Department of Education today released the 2011 edition of the Annual Condition of Education report. The report provides a wide range of state-level data, including shifts in student populations and demographics, teacher salaries and characteristics, student achievement results and school financial information. “We strive...
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Investigating the Iowa Core: Mathematics

To: Superintendents, Principals, and Curriculum Directors From: Janelle Schorg, Sue Chartier, Carolyn Smith Date: Dec. 20, 2011 Re: Investigating the Iowa Core: Mathematics To assist you and your teachers with the Iowa Core Mathematics, we have scheduled investigation sessions that are grouped by grade level. We are planning to offer...
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Students can enter the 2012 World Food Prize Iowa Youth Institute

The World Food Prize challenges Iowa high school students to put their minds and leadership toward combating global hunger. How? Research food security in a developing country. Write your findings in an essay. Discuss your findings with experts in the field from Iowa State University's College of Agriculture and Life...
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Interdisciplinary Vocabulary Development Using the Rule of 3

SIOUX CITY, IOWA (Dec. 13, 2011)—On Jan. 4, Linda Ventriglia-Navarrette will talk about the missing link in direct instruction for accelerating academic language learning across the curriculum for English learners and all students. The presentation titled, "Interdisciplinary Vocabulary Development Using the Rule of 3," will be held at Prairie Lakes...
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National STEM video game challenge open for students and educators

From U.S. Dept. of Education Heartland Communications: The National STEM Video Game Challenge officially opened, aiming to motivate interest in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) learning by tapping into students’ natural passion for playing and making video games. This competition is the culmination and continuation of a two-year effort...
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Centering on Centers Conference to be held Jan. 27 & 28

SIOUX CITY, IOWA (Dec. 1, 2011)—The 17th Annual Centering on Centers Conference will be held on Jan. 27 and 28 at the Sioux City Convention Center. Each year, the conference brings early childhood educators and providers together to collaborate and learn new strategies. This year's theme is, "What if today...
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Poverty simulation on Dec. 15

SIOUX CITY, IOWA (Nov. 21, 2011)—Northwest AEA is offering a Poverty Simulation and Education Day on Dec. 15 from 9-3 in Room B at the Sioux City Office. For more information contact Flora Lee at flee@nwaea.org To register go to the link below: https://docs.google.com/a/nwaea.org/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dDJpbktKVTZ5dnpTQjAxakJOdmZtTnc6MQ ### With offices in Sioux City,...
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New AEA video and website launches today

SIOUX CITY, IOWA (Nov. 14, 2011)—The National Education Association is celebrating its 90th annual American Education Week on Nov. 13-19. As part of this week, we would like to thank all educators and administrators whose efforts are making a difference in the lives of Iowa families. In addition, during this...
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Workshops to provide strategies for student engagement in the classroom

SIOUX CITY, IOWA (Nov. 9, 2011)—Teachers who would like to see student engagement improve in their classrooms are invited to attend Instructional Practices Inventory (IPI) workshops in January. Dr. Jerry Valentine of the University of Missouri's College of Education will facilitate the sessions. The IPI process: • focuses on student...
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