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Iowa educators named state finalists for nation's highest honor in math, science teaching

Date: 
Thursday, September 15, 2016
Four Iowa educators have been named state finalists for the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. The two math finalists are: Zac Christensen, a second-grade teacher at Perkins Elementary School, Des Moines Public Schools Natalie Franke, a second-grade teacher at Brookview E…

Iowa History Advisory Council issues recommendations on Iowa history education

Date: 
Tuesday, September 6, 2016
Gov. Terry Branstad was joined at the Administration’s weekly press conference today by Stefanie Wager from the Iowa Department of Education and Director Mary Cownie from the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs to announce the Iowa History Advisory Council’s recommendations on ways to improve Iowa history education…

Director Wise announces Sector Partnership Leadership Council

Date: 
Thursday, September 1, 2016
Iowa Department of Education Director Ryan Wise today announced a new state council that will provide strategic direction and expand sector partnership policy in Iowa. The group will meet for the first time on Friday, Sept. 2. Sector partnerships are comprised of representatives from businesses within a given indust…

Director Wise announces Every Student Succeeds Act Advisory Committee

Date: 
Tuesday, August 16, 2016
Committee will advise the Department; first meeting is Thursday, Aug. 18 Iowa Department of Education Director Ryan Wise today announced a new state committee to provide input on the development of Iowa’s plan to meet the federal Every Student Succeeds Act. The group will meet for the first time on Thursday, Aug. …

Advisory: State Board of Education meets Thursday, Aug. 4

Date: 
Tuesday, August 2, 2016
The Iowa State Board of Education’s next regular meeting will take place on Thursday, Aug. 4, at the Grimes State Office Building, 400 E. 14th St., in Des Moines. The business meeting begins at 9 a.m. in the second-floor State Board Room. View a copy of the complete agenda with attachments.

Advisory: Iowa educators to explore new science standards June 15-17

Date: 
Monday, June 13, 2016
Educators from across the state will learn about putting new science standards into practice during the Science Standards Immersion Institute this week in West Des Moines. Participants will engage in three-dimensional science learning experiences and will explore various resources and instructional practices at the …

Modernization of career and technical education under way

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…

Advisory: State Board of Education retreat is June 9-10

Date: 
Wednesday, June 8, 2016
The Iowa State Board of Education’s annual retreat will take place on June 9-10 at Des Moines Area Community College, 2006 South Ankeny Blvd., in Ankeny. View a copy of the complete agenda with attachments.

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 …

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