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Iowa earns approval for state education plan under ESSA

Date: 
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
DES MOINES – The U.S. Department of Education today approved Iowa’s plan for school accountability and support under the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Iowa’s plan reflects a commitment to ensuring every student graduates ready for success in college and in the workplace. Iowa’s plan builds on bo…

Advisory: State Board of Education meets Thursday in Des Moines

Date: 
Tuesday, May 8, 2018
DES MOINES - The Iowa State Board of Education’s next regular meeting will take place on Thursday, May 10, at the Grimes State Office Building, 400 E. 14th St., in 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 10:30 a.m. View a copy …

Iowa review teams release recommendations to reform developmental education

Date: 
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
DES MOINES – Two work groups charged with studying ways to reduce the need for developmental college coursework today released recommendations that support Iowa’s vision for all students to graduate from high school ready for college and for college students to have the support they need to complete a degree or cre…

Iowa’s high school graduation rate is 91 percent

Date: 
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Long-term trend shows increase, despite slight one-year dip DES MOINES – Iowa’s high school graduation rate continues to show long-term progress, although the state experienced a slight decrease in 2017, according to figures released today by the Iowa Department of Education. State data show 91 percent of stu…

Advisory: State Board of Education meets Thursday in Des Moines

Date: 
Tuesday, March 27, 2018
DES MOINES – The Iowa State Board of Education’s next regular meeting will take place on Thursday, March 29, in Des Moines. The board’s business meeting will begin at 9 a.m. in the second-floor State Board Room of the Grimes State Office Building, 400 E. 14th St. View a copy of the complete agenda with…

Iowa public universities, community colleges work together to help students earn degrees

Date: 
Thursday, March 22, 2018
Partnership between community colleges, public universities and National Student Clearinghouse to boost college completion rates, support Future Ready Iowa initiative DES MOINES - Iowa community college students who transfer to one of the state’s three public universities before earning a degree or certificat…

Public input sought on computer science standards

Date: 
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
April public forums scheduled; online survey opens today DES MOINES – Iowa Department of Education Director Ryan Wise today announced he’s seeking public input on computer science standards that are under consideration in Iowa.  Wise announced public forums throughout the state on April 10 and April 12, …

Applications sought for next Iowa Teacher of the Year

Date: 
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Applications are being accepted for the 2019 Iowa Teacher of the Year. The deadline to nominate is April 27. The award is an opportunity to recognize an exceptional Iowa teacher who is helping redefine education. Nominations will be accepted from anyone, including students, parents, school administrators, colleagues…

Iowa sponsors needed to help prevent child hunger in the summer

Date: 
Monday, January 29, 2018
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 of the state during the summer months.  Nearly 200,000 Iowa students who qualify for free and reduced-price…

Five Iowa schools honored for breaking education barriers

Date: 
Thursday, January 25, 2018
DES MOINES – Five Iowa schools were honored today by the State Board of Education for their work to raise achievement among groups of students who traditionally face challenges in the classroom. The Breaking Barriers to Teaching and Learning Award was created by the State Board of Education. Each year, the award r…

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