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Iowa schools’ reading efforts are making progress

Thursday, March 9, 2017
New brief shows more students on track to be proficient readers by the end of third grade DES MOINES – A statewide effort by Iowa schools to catch and correct reading problems in students early on is showing progress, according to a new policy brief released today by the Iowa Department of Education.   Ne…

Iowa team to develop fine arts standards for schools

Thursday, February 16, 2017
DES MOINES – Iowa Department of Education Director Ryan Wise today announced members of a new team that will develop recommended statewide standards in fine arts. The Fine Arts Standards Adoption Team will meet for the first time on Tuesday, Feb. 21. The team’s mission is to create a series of concepts and skill…

Iowans needed to help prevent child hunger in the summer

Tuesday, January 31, 2017
DES MOINES – In an effort to head off hunger, the Iowa Department of Education is seeking sponsors for a federally funded program that provides nutritious meals or snacks to children in low-income areas during the summer months.   About 90 percent of the more than 200,000 Iowa students who qualify for free a…

Five Iowa schools honored for breaking education barriers

Thursday, January 19, 2017
Left to Right: Tara Estep (Helen Hansen Elementary, Cedar Falls Community School District), Erica Rausch (Oak Ridge Middle School, Linn-Mar Community School District), Leilany Carrazco (Denison Elementary, Denison Community School District), Tracy Morrison (Maquoketa Valley Middle School, Maquoketa Valley Community …

Iowa School Report Card updated and released with new features

Thursday, January 12, 2017
DES MOINES – The Iowa Department of Education continues to improve the Iowa School Report Card, with updated data and two new features released today that reflect a more complete picture of student progress in public schools.   The Iowa School Report Card is a web-based system that evaluates and rates public…

Input sought on first draft of Iowa’s Every Student Succeeds Act plan

Friday, January 6, 2017
Statewide meetings set Jan. 9-Feb. 2; online feedback accepted through Feb. 15 Iowa Department of Education Director Ryan Wise today announced that the first draft of Iowa’s state plan for meeting requirements of the federal Every Student Succeeds Act is now available for public comment through an online feedback …

January statewide meetings set on the Every Student Succeeds Act

Tuesday, December 20, 2016
Draft plan will be released Jan.6; information meetings run Jan. 9-19 Iowa Department of Education leaders have scheduled January statewide meetings to share a draft plan for meeting requirements of the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The Department will release the draft plan on Friday, Jan. 6. The st…

Input sought on draft social studies standards

Thursday, December 8, 2016
DES MOINES – Iowa Department of Education Director Ryan Wise today announced he’s seeking input from Iowans on a draft of proposed statewide social studies standards for students in kindergarten through 12th grade. Wise announced an online survey open through Jan. 9 and public forums in January to seek feedback on …

Interim study of Iowa’s teacher leadership system shows positive results

Tuesday, December 6, 2016
System supports great teaching; impact on students not yet known The first school districts to launch teacher leadership plans through Iowa’s Teacher Leadership and Compensation System reported a positive impact on educators’ professional climate and classroom instruction, according to an interim evaluation repo…

State Board of Education adopts minimal revisions to literacy standards

Wednesday, November 16, 2016
DES MOINES – Members of the State Board of Education today adopted minimal revisions to Iowa’s academic standards for literacy as recommended by a state review team. The board’s unanimous vote was based on the Literacy Standards Review Team’s recommendations, which aim to provide clarity and eliminate redund…


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Printed from the Iowa Department of Education website on March 23, 2017 at 7:32pm.