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Articles from 09/2016

Grant focuses on school wellness

Friday, September 9, 2016
A $498,255 federal grant was awarded to the Iowa Department of Education to conduct a study to learn the effectiveness of school nutrition trainings, nutrition education for children, and school and community support for healthy eating and physical activity. The three-year study will include working intensely with 2…

Out with the old, in with the new

Thursday, September 8, 2016
New model gives students full access to all literacy instruction Special education teacher Kristi Wickre leads her class through a literacy lesson Prior to moving to Iowa, 6-year-old Kyle Harlan’s main school lesson focused on trying to stop his frequent crying. His lesson? Teachers would record him crying…

Iowa History Advisory Council issues recommendations on Iowa history education

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: Building partnerships, focusing on learning

Friday, September 2, 2016
While the school year has only just begun, the Iowa Department of Education is already planning a year ahead. We’ve fully launched our stakeholder engagement efforts in developing Iowa’s Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) plan. As I’ve previously stated, this federal legislation maintains a focus on transparenc…

Director Wise announces Sector Partnership Leadership Council

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…


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