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Kirkwood Community College honored nationally for sustainability efforts

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Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Kirkwood Community College was named by the U.S. Department of Education’s Green Ribbon Schools program as a first-ever Postsecondary Sustainability awardee. In all, 58 schools, 14 school districts, and nine postsecondary institutions were honored for their progress in reducing environmental impact and utility cos…

Districts learn how to implement teacher leadership program

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Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Early planning is critical to its success Seventy-six school districts convened in Des Moines to kick off an initiative designed to improve instruction in Iowa’s classrooms. The initiative, called Teacher Leadership and Compensation, or TLC, focuses on creating leadership roles among some of the best teachers w…

Iowa review team recommends new science standards

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Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Members of Iowa’s Science Standards Review Team today recommended adoption of the Next Generation Science Standards with modifications as Iowa’s new science standards. The recommendation will be formalized in a report next month and will be sent to the State Board of Education for consideration. The Next Gene…

Register now: Statewide conference for disabilities community

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Friday, April 10, 2015
An annual conference for individuals with disabilities and the special education community is scheduled for Saturday, May 2, in Des Moines. The Iowa Department of Education is one of many sponsors for the third annual 2015 Together We Can Conference, which will have break-out sessions on health, education, advocacy,…

New School Start Date Guidance

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Friday, April 10, 2015
The Iowa Department of Education has issued new guidance to school administrators for the new school start date, which Gov. Branstad signed into law Friday. The new law requires that all Iowa school districts and accredited nonpublic schools begin classes no earlier than August 23 each year, starting with the 2015-16 s…

Student scholarships available for Iowa Financial Literacy Summit

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Tuesday, April 7, 2015
Iowa Department of Education Director Brad Buck today announced 50 student scholarships are available to cover the cost of registering for the Iowa Financial Literacy Summit on May 5 at Hy-Vee Hall in Des Moines. The scholarships, worth $50 each, are available on a first-come, first-served basis to K-12 students enr…

Expand your course offerings at no cost

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Tuesday, April 7, 2015
The Iowa Department of Education’s Iowa Learning Online gives your school more curriculum options, all while providing no-cost quality online courses to your students by Iowa-certified teachers. Schools love it. Students love it. Parents love it. Check out what one Keota parent had to say.

Schools encouraged to participate in “Purple Up” day

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Monday, April 6, 2015
Gov. Terry Branstad has proclaimed April 15 as “Purple Up” day, in which Iowans are encouraged to wear purple in a show of support for military children. The day of observance is in conjunction with the month of April being the Month of the Military Child. Children of military members lead lives that are quit…

Schools, AEA selected for pilot accreditation, improvement model

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Friday, April 3, 2015
The first group of school districts and an Area Education Agency have been selected for a pilot of a new system of accreditation and improvement for Iowa's preschool programs, school districts, accredited nonpublic schools, and AEAs. The pilot will take place throughout the 2015-16 school year. Called Differentiated…

Iowa’s high school graduation rate tops 90 percent

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Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Iowa’s four-year graduation rate has climbed statewide for the fourth year in a row while dropout rates continue to fall, according to figures released today by the Iowa Department of Education. The data show 90.5 percent of students in Iowa’s Class of 2014 graduated within four years. “Iowans should be…

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