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Advisory: State Board of Education meets Thursday, Oct. 30

Date: 
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
The Iowa State Board of Education’s next regular meeting will take place on Thursday, Oct. 30, at the Grimes State Office Building, 400 E. 14th St., in Des Moines. The business meeting begins at 10:30 a.m. in the second-floor State Board Room. See the complete agenda with attachments here.

New website helps Iowans understand, apply Iowa Core

Date: 
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Iowa Department of Education Director Brad Buck today launched IowaCore.gov, a new website created to increase public understanding of the Iowa Core standards and to help educators put the standards into practice in schools statewide. The Iowa Core standards set consistent expectations for learning in schools across…

Shared Visions grants will be available soon

Date: 
Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Shared Visions Program grants for fiscal year 2016 (July 2015-June 2016) will be awarded on a competitive basis contingent upon the state appropriation. Shared Visions Parent Support Program funding will be used for educational support to parents of children aged birth through 5 years with priority to applicants who…

The 2014 special education survey: beyond belief

Date: 
Monday, October 6, 2014
The 2014 Special Education Survey revealed a lot about the state’s special education community. For one, we’re a passionate bunch. Another, we have strong opinions. But it’s all good: We use those two attributes to move the special education community forward. That’s no small challenge, amid the historic edu…

Five Iowa schools named 2014 National Blue Ribbon Schools

Date: 
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Five Iowa schools are among 337 schools nationwide named 2014 National Blue Ribbon Schools for their overall academic excellence or for their progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups: Northeast Elementary School (Ankeny Community School District) Gilbert High School (Gilbert Community School…

Safe, supported schools are focus of new grants

Date: 
Friday, September 26, 2014
If children perceive their environments as safe and supportive, academic performance improves. That is the basis for two federal grants that the Iowa Department of Education has received totaling $13.2 million. Aimed at making schools safer and more supported, the two grants support mental health and behavior effort…

Coming soon: New Iowa Core website

Date: 
Thursday, September 18, 2014
The Iowa Department of Education will launch a new Iowa Core website this fall to help Iowans better access and use our state’s academic standards, as well as supporting resources educators may use to implement the Iowa Core. The website is part of a larger Iowa Core Resources project, which is designed to bridge …

New report aids effort to close Iowa’s skills gap

Date: 
Thursday, September 18, 2014
The Iowa Department of Education is supporting a statewide effort to reduce a shortage of skilled workers by providing better data about the employment and earnings of Iowa community college graduates. For the first time, the Department has produced employment and wage information that will help Iowans choose career…

Apply now for an ELL literacy grant

Date: 
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
The Iowa Department of Education has created a competitive grant program to enhance the literacy skills of English Language Learners as directed by the Iowa Legislature. The English Language Learner Literacy Grant Program is state-funded and open to all Iowa school districts. Priority in issuing grants will be given…

Iowa Learning Online grows in popularity

Date: 
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Iowa Learning Online is partnering with 74 Iowa high schools this fall, representing a 45 percent increase over last fall. The growth in popularity is expected to continue into the spring semester, which is now open for enrollment. Iowa Learning Online, also known by its acronym ILO, is gaining popularity among scho…

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