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Third draft of Iowa’s ESSA plan released for public review

Date: 
Thursday, August 17, 2017
Iowans invited to comment through September 11; plan will be final next month DES MOINES – Iowa Department of Education Director Ryan Wise today announced that the third draft of Iowa’s state plan for meeting the federal Every Student Succeeds Act is available for public review and comment. Iowa’s plan will be…

Advisory: State Board of Education to hold conference call meeting on Aug. 16

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Monday, August 14, 2017
DES MOINES – The Iowa State Board of Education will meet via conference call on Wednesday, Aug. 16, at 2 p.m.   Members of the media and the public may listen to the meeting at the Grimes State Office Building, 400 E. 14th St., in Des Moines (2nd floor State Board Room) or dial in at the following number: 1-…

Report shows Iowa’s industry-driven sector partnerships on track

Date: 
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Public-private efforts well-positioned to help grow state’s talent pipeline for in-demand jobs A new report shows Iowa is gaining ground in the expansion of sector partnerships, a key workforce development strategy designed to close industry-specific skills gaps in communities. Sector partnerships bring togethe…

Iowa issues RFP for new statewide assessments in 2018-19

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017
DES MOINES – The Iowa Department of Education today announced a request for proposals to select new statewide assessments of student progress in English language arts, mathematics and science starting in the 2018-19 school year.  The Department is seeking bids for new assessments, as well as a vendor to provi…

Second draft of Iowa’s ESSA plan released for public review, feedback

Date: 
Friday, June 16, 2017
Iowa Department of Education Director Ryan Wise today announced that the second draft of Iowa’s state plan for meeting the federal Every Student Succeeds Act is available for public review and comment.   “This draft plan ties together and builds on Iowa’s collaborative education reform efforts under way t…

Director Wise announces Computer Science Education Work Group

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Friday, May 26, 2017
Members will convene May 31 in Des Moines DES MOINES – Iowa Department of Education Director Ryan Wise today announced a new advisory group to address critical issues in expanding computer science opportunities for students statewide. The Computer Science Education Work Group was established as part of Senate F…

State Board of Education adopts new social studies standards

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Thursday, May 11, 2017
Board accepts state team’s recommendations DES MOINES – Members of the State Board of Education today adopted new statewide social studies standards following an Iowa-led writing and review process that began more than a year ago.  The new standards represent the first update to Iowa’s social studies s…

Advisory: State Board of Education meets Thursday

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Tuesday, May 9, 2017
DES MOINES - The Iowa State Board of Education’s next regular meeting will take place on Thursday, May 11, at the Grimes State Office Building, 400 E. 14th St., Des Moines.   A work session will begin at 8:30 a.m. in the second-floor State Board Room, followed by the business meeting at 9:30 a.m.  &nb…

Iowa review team recommends new social studies standards

Date: 
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Team’s report, draft standards will go to the State Board of Education for consideration DES MOINES - A state team charged with reviewing a draft of proposed statewide standards for social studies today released its final report, which recommends that the draft standards become Iowa’s new social studies standard…

Input sought on fine arts standards

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Thursday, April 13, 2017
April public forums scheduled; online survey opens today Iowa Department of Education Director Ryan Wise today announced he’s seeking public input on fine arts standards that are under consideration in Iowa.  Wise announced public forums throughout the state on April 25 and April 27, as well as an online s…

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