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Modernization of career and technical education underway

Date: 
Friday, June 10, 2016
Members of the State Board of Education today adopted state rules for career and academic plans that school districts must develop to help students prepare for success in college and the workforce. The rules represent the first step in the implementation of House File 2392, which was signed into law on May 26 to mod…

Sweeping legislation reforms career and technical education

Date: 
Thursday, May 26, 2016
DES MOINES – Sweeping legislation signed into law today by Gov. Terry Branstad raises the quality of career and technical education (CTE) programs in the state and sets a new vision for students to graduate from high school ready for college or career training and jobs.  The legislation, House File 2392, buil…

Advisory: State Board of Education meets Thursday, May 12

Date: 
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
The Iowa State Board of Education’s next regular meeting will take place on Thursday, May 12, at the Grimes State Office Building, 400 E. 14th St., in Des Moines. A work session begins at 8:30 a.m. in the second-floor State Board Room, followed by the business meeting at 10:30 a.m. See the complete agenda with …

Iowa’s high school graduation rate continues to climb

Date: 
Tuesday, May 3, 2016
Iowa’s high school graduation rate has increased for the fifth year in a row while dropout rates continue to fall, according to figures released today by the Iowa Department of Education. State data show 90.8 percent of students in Iowa’s Class of 2015 graduated within four years. Graduation rates …

Public input sought on literacy standards

Date: 
Friday, April 15, 2016
April public forums scheduled; survey opens today Iowa Department of Education Director Ryan Wise today announced he’s seeking input from Iowans on the state’s literacy standards for students in kindergarten through 12th grade. Wise announced two public forums on April 25-26 and an online survey following a s…

Iowa leads the nation in providing college-level coursework to high school students

Date: 
Thursday, April 7, 2016
The Iowa Department of Education today released a new report highlighting the participation of students in joint enrollment opportunities to earn college credit while in high school. Joint enrollment grew to a record high in 2015, with more than 44,000 Iowa high school students jointly enrolled in community college …

Advisory: State Board of Education meets Thursday, March 31

Date: 
Tuesday, March 29, 2016
The Iowa State Board of Education’s next regular meeting will take place on Thursday, March 31, at the Grimes State Office Building, 400 E. 14th St., in Des Moines. A work session begins at 9 a.m. in the second-floor State Board Room, followed by the business meeting at 10:30 a.m. See the complete agenda with a…

Public input sought on providing support to Iowa students in high-need schools under new federal law

Date: 
Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Public forums start next week; changes are part of new Every Student Succeeds Act Iowa Department of Education Director Ryan Wise today announced he is seeking input from Iowans on alternative ways to provide support to students in high-need schools under the federal Every Student Succeeds Act, which will replace th…

Iowa Teacher of the Year nominations due April 25

Date: 
Thursday, March 10, 2016
Thousands of talented Iowa educators lead and inspire their students, but only one is chosen annually as the state’s top teacher. The deadline to nominate the 2017 Iowa Teacher of the Year is April 25. The award is an opportunity to recognize an exceptional Iowa teacher who is helping to redefine education. Nomina…

38 school districts added to Iowa’s teacher leadership system

Date: 
Friday, March 4, 2016
DES MOINES – Iowa Department of Education Director Ryan Wise today announced the next group of school districts chosen to launch local teacher leadership plans through Iowa’s Teacher Leadership and Compensation System. Thirty-eight school districts have been added to the state system, bringing the total number o…

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