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Annual reports on Iowa’s schools and community colleges are available

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Thursday, January 25, 2018
DES MOINES – The Iowa Department of Education today released the latest editions of two annual reports containing state-level data and information on Iowa’s schools and community colleges: The Annual Condition of Education report includes data on shifts in preschool through 12th grade student populations and …

Advisory: State Board of Education meets Thursday in Des Moines

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Tuesday, January 23, 2018
DES MOINES – The Iowa State Board of Education’s next regular meeting will take place on Thursday, Jan. 25, in Des Moines. A work session will begin at 7:45 a.m. in the Legislative Dining Room (Room 15) of the State Capitol. The board’s business meeting will begin at 9 a.m. in the second-floor State Board Room…

Director Wise convenes state team to recommend computer science standards for schools

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Tuesday, January 16, 2018
DES MOINES – Iowa Department of Education Director Ryan Wise today convened members of a new team that will review and recommend statewide standards for computer science education. The Computer Science Standards Review Team has been established as part of Senate File 274, which former Gov. Branstad signed into law…

Iowa School Report Card updated and released

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Wednesday, December 13, 2017
The Iowa Department of Education today released the latest results of the Iowa School Report Card, a web-based school ratings system.  The Iowa School Report Card, which was launched in 2015 as part of a state legislative requirement, rates public schools on some measures of achievement. They include student pr…

Iowa students selected for prestigious United States Senate Youth Program

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Monday, December 11, 2017
Iowa Department of Education Director Ryan Wise surprises North High School's Robert Nishimwe of Des Moines, telling Robert he's one of two Iowa students selected to participate in the 56th annual United States Senate Youth Program. Des Moines Public Schools Administrator Jessica Gogerty looks on. Two Iowa stud…

National report shows Iowa is No. 1 in graduation rates again

Date: 
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
Iowa Department of Education Director Ryan Wise today released the following statement in response to a new National Center for Education Statistics report showing Iowa again leads the country in high school graduation rates:  “We’re proud that Iowa continues to be the national leader in high school graduat…

State Board of Education adopts new fine arts standards for Iowa schools

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Wednesday, November 15, 2017
DES MOINES – Members of the State Board of Education today adopted new fine arts standards for students in preschool through 12th grade.  The board adopted, based on an Iowa’s team’s recommendation, the National Core Arts Standards, which are used in 22 states and were developed by an alliance of national…

Advisory: State Board of Education meets Wednesday

Date: 
Monday, November 13, 2017
DES MOINES – The Iowa State Board of Education’s next regular meeting will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 15, at the Grimes State Office Building, 400 E. 14th St., in Des Moines.     A work session will begin at 9 a.m. in Room B100 (basement level), followed by the business meeting at 11 a.m. in t…

Gov. Reynolds announces 2018 Iowa Teacher of the Year

Date: 
Wednesday, November 8, 2017
2018 Iowa Teacher of the Year Aileen Sullivan AMES – Aileen Sullivan, a veteran chemistry teacher who equips her students with skills that transcend the classroom, is the 2018 Iowa Teacher of the Year, Gov. Kim Reynolds announced today at Ames High School in Ames. “Teachers are the single most import…

Iowa makes progress in expanding computer science opportunities for students

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Wednesday, November 1, 2017
DES MOINES – A work group charged with studying ways to expand computer science opportunities for all students today released recommendations that will position Iowa to become a national leader in computer science education. The recommendations include a vision that computer science will eventually become a high scho…

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