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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…

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…

Iowa team to review literacy standards

Date: 
Friday, February 19, 2016
DES MOINES – Iowa Department of Education Director Ryan Wise today announced the members of a state team that will review Iowa’s academic standards for literacy. The Literacy Standards Review Team represents the second phase of an ongoing state process for reviewing Iowa’s academic standards, which also cover …

Iowans needed to help prevent child hunger in the summer

Date: 
Wednesday, January 27, 2016
In an effort to head off hunger, the Iowa Department of Education is seeking sponsors for a federally funded program that provides nutritious breakfast, lunch, and dinner 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

Date: 
Thursday, January 21, 2016
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…

Four Iowa schools honored for breaking education barriers

Date: 
Thursday, January 21, 2016
Four Iowa schools were honored today by the State Board of Education, as well as Gov. Branstad and Lt. Gov. Reynolds, 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…

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