Skip to Content

Articles from January, 2013

Annual Condition of Education report is available

Date: 
Thursday, January 31, 2013
The Iowa Department of Education released the 2012 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 information. …

Advisory: State Board of Education meets Thursday, Jan. 31

Date: 
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
The Iowa State Board of Education’s next regular meeting will take place on Thursday, Jan. 31, at the Grimes State Office Building, 400 E. 14th St., in Des Moines. A work session begins at 7:30 a.m. at the State Capitol, followed by another work session at 9 a.m at the Grimes State Office Building. The business meeti…

Advisory: State Board of Education meets Thursday, Jan. 31

Date: 
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
The Iowa State Board of Education’s next regular meeting will take place on Thursday, Jan. 31, at the Grimes State Office Building, 400 E. 14th St., in Des Moines. A work session begins at 7:30 a.m. at the State Capitol, followed by another work session at 9 a.m at the Grimes State Office Building. The business meeti…

Iowans needed to help combat student hunger in the summer

Date: 
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
A child’s nutrition needs don’t end with the school year. To that end, the Iowa Department of Education seeks sponsors statewide to help run a program that provides healthy meals and snacks to children in low-income neighborhoods through the summer. The Summer Food Service Program, administered by the Iowa Depar…

RtI: Strong results guaranteed

Date: 
Monday, January 28, 2013
A Des Moines middle school was struggling with student reading scores. Last fall’s tests showed that only 33 percent of students were considered proficient. Winter tests, however, show 49 percent are now proficient. And this is just the beginning. Read about what this education team did to bolster their students…

World-Class Schools

Date: 
Monday, January 14, 2013
Gov. Terry Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds released an education reform package that will bring Iowa closer to its goal of providing a world-class education to all children, no matter where they live. Building World-Class Schools for Iowa: A Legislative Brief Key Concepts and Cost Estimates for Iowa Teache…

Science standards

Date: 
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
The final public draft of the Next Generation Science Standards is available for public input at http://www.nextgenscience.org. Comments will be accepted through January 29. The draft is the culmination of a multi-state effort to update science standards. Iowa is a lead state in the development of the Next Gener…

Iowa school bus safety study released

Date: 
Friday, January 4, 2013
The Iowa departments of Transportation and Education are announcing the release of the School Bus Safety Study to the Iowa legislature, as required by Senate File 2218, “Kadyn’s Law.” In response to the findings, Steve Gent, director of the Iowa DOT’s Office of Traffic and Safety said: “The study conducte…

New Video

Date: 
Thursday, January 3, 2013
A legislative proposal from the Branstad-Reynolds administration focuses on strengthening the teaching profession for the benefit of students and educators. The proposal will be largely based on recommendations from the Task Force on Teacher Leadership and Compensation. In this video, three task force members talk …

Statewide enrollment climbs for the first time since 1996

Date: 
Thursday, January 3, 2013
The number of students who enrolled in Iowa’s public schools for the 2012-13 school year increased significantly from the year before, according to the official certified enrollment report released by the Iowa Department of Education. This is the first significant enrollment increase for Iowa’s public schools in…

Printed from the Iowa Department of Education website on April 20, 2014 at 6:56pm.