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Iowa review team recommends new social studies standards

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

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…

Iowa’s high school graduation rate reaches new high of 91.3%

Tuesday, April 11, 2017
State’s annual dropout rate also increased, although long-term trend shows decline Iowa’s high school graduation rate has increased for the fifth year in a row while dropout rates edged up for the first time since the 2009-10 school year, according to figures released today by the Iowa Department of Education. …

Iowa Teacher of the Year nominations due April 28

Tuesday, April 4, 2017
There are literally thousands of talented Iowa educators who lead and inspire their students. But only one is chosen annually as the state’s top teacher. The deadline to nominate the 2018 Iowa Teacher of the Year is April 28. The award is an opportunity to recognize an exceptional Iowa teacher who is helping to re…

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 …


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Printed from the Iowa Department of Education website on April 28, 2017 at 6:51pm.