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Federal Title Programs (I,II, III) regional meetings

Monday, May 15, 2017
Due to some changes in the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), the Iowa Department of Education will be holding a series of regional meetings to provide initial guidance.  Public and nonpublic schools may participate in any of the regional meetings. Department program leaders from our Title progra…

Department seeks assessment bids

Friday, May 12, 2017
The Iowa Department of Education will be soliciting bids for a new statewide assessment, the annual test that school children take to show progress and proficiency. That’s in accordance with legislation passed during the 2017 legislative session that directed the Department to seek bids, called requests for propos…

State Board of Education adopts new social studies standards

Thursday, May 11, 2017
Board accepts state team’s recommendations DES MOINES – Members of the State Board of Education today adopted new statewide social studies standards following an Iowa-led writing and review process that began more than a year ago.  The new standards represent the first update to Iowa’s social studies s…

Register for July TLC conference

Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Registration is under way for a Teacher Leadership and Compensation (TLC) conference which is designed to explore maximizing resources to impact teacher and student growth. The Fourth Annual Leveraging Teacher Leadership: An Institute for Teacher Leaders and Administrators will be held in Des Moines on July 13. T…

Advisory: State Board of Education meets Thursday

Tuesday, May 9, 2017
DES MOINES - The Iowa State Board of Education’s next regular meeting will take place on Thursday, May 11, at the Grimes State Office Building, 400 E. 14th St., Des Moines.   A work session will begin at 8:30 a.m. in the second-floor State Board Room, followed by the business meeting at 9:30 a.m.  &nb…

Schools honored for PBIS efforts

Tuesday, May 9, 2017
Director Ryan Wise congratulates schools who have done well with PBIS. Seventy-five schools were recognized in Des Moines today for their work in establishing safe and supportive environments, enabling students to maximize their social emotional and academic success. The schools were recognized during the Io…

Teachers take care of students. Who takes care of the teachers?

Tuesday, May 9, 2017
Those who have flown with children have heard the flight attendant’s safety instructions: In an emergency, the adults should put on their oxygen masks first. “That analogy to self-care, that we can only help those after we help ourselves, is helpful at a basic level,” said Leora Wolf-Prusan, keynote speaker at…

Iowa Lakes Community College honored for ‘green’ initiatives

Thursday, May 4, 2017
Iowa Lakes Community College was named a 2017 Green Ribbon Postsecondary Sustainability Awardee today by the U.S. Department of Education. The college is among 45 schools, nine school districts, and nine postsecondary institutions across the nation being recognized for their promising practices to conserve resources…

Keeping kids on their (learning) toes during summer

Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Igniting children’s passions, imaginations make the break a great academic experience Teacher Angela Lange works with one of her students. BOONE – Angela Lange has a sort of love-hate relationship with the summer break. Sure, she loves the time off. But she hates what summers can do to her students: Stud…

Law prioritizes computer science in schools

Monday, May 1, 2017
Working to get high-quality computer science courses into the classroom is the focus of legislation that was signed into law today. More photos from press conference. The legislation is designed to meet a growing need for 21st century skills and to ensure students graduate from high school ready for further educa…


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