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Council of Chief State School Officers, 2009
The purpose of this document is to describe the US ED growth model pilot program from its inception to the point at which the program was no longer a pilot and was opened up to all states. In addition, the paper is designed to help states in the process of planning to submit a growth model proposal. The information in this document is mostly…
Descriptors: Models, Pilot Projects, Public Agencies, Educational Indicators
Iowa Department of Education, 2006
Early ACCESS is a partnership between families and their young children with special needs (birth to age three) and providers from the Iowa Departments of Education, Public Health, and Human Services and the University of Iowa Child Health Specialty Clinics, and other community agencies. The purpose of this partnership is to work together to…
Descriptors: Special Needs Students, Public Agencies, Child Development, Public Health
Wilkinson, David – Iowa Department of Education, 2005
The task of a focused conversation and its facilitator is to release the genius, wisdom, and experience of the group on a topic and guide it towards a considered conclusion. Various purposes for holding a focused conversation on high schools and the recommendations of the Iowa Learns Council are: (1) Highlight the attention the community is…
Descriptors: Needs Assessment, High Schools, Expectation, High School Graduates
Iowa Department of Education, 2004
This guide provides information on the following resources available to the homeless in Iowa: (1) Funding Sources for School District Programs Serving Homeless Students; (2) Local Educational Liaison for Homeless Children and Youth; (3) Homeless Advisory Committee; (4) Identification, Counting, and Maintaining Data at the Local School District…
Descriptors: Disadvantaged Youth, State Legislation, Information Networks, Housing
Iowa Department of Education, 2004
This handbook for Iowa school districts was first published many years ago. Since that time, several significant sociopolitical and educational changes have occurred. For example, there has been an increase in the number of languages and cultures represented both in Iowa and in the political arenas of the nation. Immigrants and refugees from…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Minority Groups, Educational Quality, School Districts
Talty, Joan K. – 1989
Dancing is not only a means to insure the activity and involvement of growing numbers of seniors, it is also a viable choice for the stimulation of health, self-worth, belonging, and joy in aging. Two successful programs in southeastern Connecticut and one in Washington, D.C. illustrate the effectiveness of dancing for the aging. Each program is…
Descriptors: Aging (Individuals), Cultural Activities, Dance, Dance Therapy
Iowa State Dept. of Education, Des Moines. – 1989
The preface to this document explains action by the Iowa legislature mandating that all schools in the state teach human growth and development to students in kindergarten through grade 12 and notes that education concerning Human Immunodeficiency Virus and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS) is one of the components which are mandated.…
Descriptors: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Health Education
Iowa Univ., Iowa City. Coll. of Education. – 1992
This handbook is designed for use by students preparing for employment in the occupation of emergency medical technician-ambulance (EMT-A) in Iowa. Listed in the introduction are general course prerequisites, the 60 competencies taught in the course, pertinent federal and state requirements, and Iowa certification testing/retesting…
Descriptors: Accidents, Allied Health Occupations Education, Anatomy, Behavioral Objectives
Iowa State Dept. of Education, Des Moines. – 1986
This guide was designed to be responsive to societal changes and to help young people learn how to live, learn, and make a living. The first chapter contains an introduction to and overview of the total guide and was written for a broad audience, including parents, school board members, administrators, and teachers. It emphasizes that quality…
Descriptors: Career Guidance, Curriculum Guides, Elementary Secondary Education, Program Implementation
Gerlovich, Jack A.; And Others – 1985
This document was developed to encourage and aid local schools in the assessment of their science curricula on a continuous basis. It provides: (1) a 21-step implementation schedule for conducting a science curriculum assessment and/or revision; (2) a model for assisting schools in developing their science philosophy, goals, and topics; (3)…
Descriptors: Biology, Chemistry, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation
Buckingham, Betty Jo; Porter, Barry L. – 1981
The functions, roles and responsibilities, and services of school media centers and public libraries at the local and state levels are discussed, as are the supportive functions and services provided by the State Library Commission of Iowa and the Department of Public Instruction. An extensive list of recommendations outlines the part that…
Descriptors: Facility Planning, Guidelines, Learning Resources Centers, Library Cooperation
Fishbein, Toby, Ed.; Perry, Alan F., Ed. – 1978
This volume is the edited transcript of the tape-recorded symposium of archivists, manuscript curators, librarians, and historical agency administrators, which was held at Drake Univrsity in the fall of 1978. The papers presented are "The Law and Public Records: The Iowa Context" by Peter T. Harstad; "Being Selective: What to…
Descriptors: Archives, Books, Cooperative Programs, Library Material Selection
Iowa State Univ. of Science and Technology, Ames. Dept. of Agricultural Education. – 1976
Seven statements are presented describing the basic principles undergirding agriculture and agribusiness education in Iowa. They define agricultural education broadly by its orientations toward (1) democratic participation, (2) pragmatic orientation and values development, (3) change through flexibility and continuity, (4) decision making through…
Descriptors: Agribusiness, Agricultural Education, Career Education, Educational Objectives
Andersen, Thomas A., Ed. – 1976
This handbook is designed to give school boards, school administrators, teachers, and community leaders in Iowa a step by step approach to designing a quality, multicultural, nonsexist education program in their local school districts. The role of each one of these groups in developing a multicultural nonsexist education program is described. In…
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Advisory Committees, Boards of Education, Curriculum Design
University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls. Malcolm Price Lab. School. – 1977
This law-focused resource booklet is intended to help secondary level students learn about the civil law portion of Iowa's judicial system. The materials are designed to help students understand how to deal with conflict in a peaceful and orderly manner and how to cope with decision making in personal law situations as related to the family, the…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Competency Based Education, Course Content, Crime
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