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Advisory: State Board of Education meets Thursday

Tuesday, March 28, 2017
The Iowa State Board of Education will meet on Thursday, March 30, at the Grimes State Office Building, 400 E. 14th St., 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 9:15 a.m. View a copy of the complete agenda with attachments.

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…

Annual Condition of Education report is available

Thursday, January 19, 2017
The Iowa Department of Education today released the latest edition of the annual Condition of Education report. The report provides a wide range of state-level data, including shifts in student populations and demographics, teacher salaries and characteristics, student achievement results and school financial inform…

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 …

New state website shows student postsecondary enrollment, preparedness data

Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Gov. Branstad and Lt. Gov. Reynolds today announced a new state website that shows how prepared students are for success in postsecondary education and training upon graduation from public high schools in Iowa. Lt. Gov. Reynolds was joined by Ryan Wise, director of the Iowa Department of Education and D.T. Magee, super…

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…


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