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Advisory: State Board of Education to have telephone meeting Feb. 11

Date: 
Monday, February 9, 2015
The Iowa State Board of Education will meet via telephone on Wednesday, Feb. 11, at 10 a.m. Members of the media and the public may listen to the meeting at the Grimes State Office Building, 400 E. 14th St., in Des Moines (2nd floor State Board Room) or dial in at the following number: 1-866-685-1580 Conference code…

Civil rights, equity training on March 23

Date: 
Friday, February 6, 2015
Every school district and community college receiving federal financial assistance in Iowa is required to assign an equity coordinator to oversee compliance activities under federal civil rights laws, which includes gender, disability, race and national origin equity. Over the last several years, equity citations are t…

Free online summer school enrollment is now open

Date: 
Monday, February 2, 2015
Does your school offer a summer school program? Iowa Learning Online can help you begin or expand your program at no cost to your district.   With more than 30 semesters of courses available this summer, Iowa Learning Online is available as a supplemental or full summer school program.  Courses include gov…

A personal journey into special education

Date: 
Monday, February 2, 2015
Jason Volmer’s life from student to teacher Jason Volmer, Special Education Coordinator for the Urbandale Community School District If it hadn’t been for the few advocates in Jason Volmer’s life, he would’ve been destined for a low-wage job. Or much, much worse. But those advocates – in the form…

Iowans needed to help prevent child hunger in the summer

Date: 
Monday, February 2, 2015
In an effort to head off hunger, the Iowa Department of Education is seeking sponsors for a federally funded program that provides nutritious meals and snacks to children in low-income areas during the summer months. About 90 percent of the more than 195,000 Iowa students who qualify for free and reduced-price lunch…

Statewide enrollment continues to climb

Date: 
Friday, January 30, 2015
For the fourth year in a row, the overall number of students enrolled in Iowa’s public schools for the 2014-15 school year increased from the year before, according to the official certified enrollment report released today by the Iowa Department of Education. This pattern follows 17 years of declining enrollment.…

Public input sought on science standards

Date: 
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
February public forums scheduled; survey opens today Iowa Department of Education Director Brad Buck today announced he’s seeking input from Iowans on a preliminary proposal to update Iowa’s science standards. Buck announced a series of February public forums and an online survey following a state panel’s r…

Annual Condition of Education report is available

Date: 
Thursday, January 22, 2015
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…

School Start Date Waivers

Date: 
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Note: The guidance document attached to this story has been updated to accurately refect the new school start date law, which Gov. Branstad signed into law 04/10/15. Iowa Department of Education Director Brad Buck informed school administrators in December 2014 that the Department will no longer automatically grant …

Advisory: State Board of Education meets Thursday, Jan. 22

Date: 
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
The Iowa State Board of Education’s next regular meeting will take place on Thursday, Jan. 22, at the Grimes State Office Building, 400 E. 14th St., in Des Moines. A work session begins at 7:45 a.m. in Room 19 of the State Capitol, followed by another work session at 9 a.m. in the State Board Room at the Grimes Bu…

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