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Annual Condition of Education report is available

Date: 
Thursday, January 19, 2017
The Iowa Department of Education today released the latest 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 inform…

Five Iowa schools honored for breaking education barriers

Date: 
Thursday, January 19, 2017
Left to Right: Tara Estep (Helen Hansen Elementary, Cedar Falls Community School District), Erica Rausch (Oak Ridge Middle School, Linn-Mar Community School District), Leilany Carrazco (Denison Elementary, Denison Community School District), Tracy Morrison (Maquoketa Valley Middle School, Maquoketa Valley Community …

Iowa students selected for U.S. Senate Youth Program

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Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Two Iowa students have been selected as delegates to the 55th annual United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP) that will be held March 4- 11 in Washington, D.C.   Michael Moonjely of Coralville and Anuja Pharasi of Fairfield were chosen from across the state to be part of the group of 104 student delegates wh…

Educators: How to implement skills-based literacy instruction

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Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Leaders in the Sioux City Community School District recognized a need for improved instruction, ongoing professional development for educators and a more defined literacy block.  With the help of technical assistance from the Iowa Reading Research Center, schools implemented a small-group, skills-based literacy…

New state website shows student postsecondary enrollment, preparedness data

Date: 
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Gov. Branstad and Lt. Gov. Reynolds today announced a new state website that shows how prepared students are for success in postsecondary education and training upon graduation from public high schools in Iowa. Lt. Gov. Reynolds was joined by Ryan Wise, director of the Iowa Department of Education and D.T. Magee, super…

Iowa School Report Card updated and released with new features

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Thursday, January 12, 2017
DES MOINES – The Iowa Department of Education continues to improve the Iowa School Report Card, with updated data and two new features released today that reflect a more complete picture of student progress in public schools.   The Iowa School Report Card is a web-based system that evaluates and rates public…

Input sought on first draft of Iowa’s Every Student Succeeds Act plan

Date: 
Friday, January 6, 2017
Statewide meetings set Jan. 9-Feb. 2; online feedback accepted through Feb. 15 Iowa Department of Education Director Ryan Wise today announced that the first draft of Iowa’s state plan for meeting requirements of the federal Every Student Succeeds Act is now available for public comment through an online feedback …

In praise of paras

Date: 
Wednesday, January 4, 2017
Teachers say their colleagues make the difference in their students’ educations Paraeducators Julie Hartman and Jody Weber work with some of their students. Alice Williams was having a terrible day. OK, a particularly awful day. A parent-teacher meeting went poorly and she was very low, anticipating a tear…

Director Wise: Proud of 2016, psyched for 2017

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Tuesday, January 3, 2017
The holiday break provides educators with much needed time to rest, reflect and plan for the year ahead. For many, these activities result in lists and goals – what went well, areas for improvement, and hopes and dreams for the New Year. As I look back at 2016, I see much to be proud of. First, Iowa cemented i…

January statewide meetings set on the Every Student Succeeds Act

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Tuesday, December 20, 2016
Draft plan will be released Jan.6; information meetings run Jan. 9-19 Iowa Department of Education leaders have scheduled January statewide meetings to share a draft plan for meeting requirements of the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The Department will release the draft plan on Friday, Jan. 6. The st…

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