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Register now: Statewide conference for disabilities community

Date: 
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

Date: 
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

Date: 
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

Date: 
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

Date: 
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…

Iowa’s high school graduation rate tops 90 percent

Date: 
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…

'Broadband Matters' to educators in April

Date: 
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
High-speed broadband is changing the education landscape in Iowa. Broadband advocates are invited to two April 9 events connected to the Iowa Communications Network’s Broadband Matters campaign: •    ICN’s Broadband Matters Legislative Day will be held from 8:30-10:30 a.m. in the Legislative Din…

Outstanding college and career readiness efforts recognized

Date: 
Thursday, March 26, 2015
Iowa Department of Education Director Brad Buck today celebrated a group of Iowans who have advanced the goal of getting students to graduate from high school ready for success in college and the workplace. The Iowa College and Career Readiness honorees were recognized during a State Board of Education meeting. The …

Science standards team to reconvene in April

Date: 
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Members of a state team charged with reviewing Iowa’s science standards agreed today that the Next Generation Science Standards will be the basis for their work on a final recommendation to the State Board of Education. That work will continue at the Science Standards Review Team’s next meeting on April 14. At t…

Advisory: State Board of Education meets Thursday, March 26

Date: 
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
The Iowa State Board of Education’s next regular meeting will take place on Thursday, March 26, at the Grimes State Office Building, 400 E. 14th St., in Des Moines.  A work session begins at 9:30 a.m. in the second-floor State Board Room, followed by the business meeting at 10 a.m. See the complete agenda …

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