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Plan maps out science standards implementation in Iowa

Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Iowa’s new science standards will be put in place over the course of the next three years, with full implementation by 2019. The Iowa State Board of Education reviewed the implementation timeline during its January meeting; board members approved the new standards last August based on a recommendation from an Iowa…

Coming soon: A guide for early literacy intervention

Tuesday, January 26, 2016
Iowa teachers and schools soon will have a new guide to use in their work to help struggling readers get back on track. The guide, portions of which were presented to participants attending Tuesday’s School Improvement Symposium in Des Moines, focuses on students in kindergarten through sixth grade whose needs go …

Annual Condition of Education report is available

Thursday, January 21, 2016
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…

Four Iowa schools honored for breaking education barriers

Thursday, January 21, 2016
Four Iowa schools were honored today by the State Board of Education, as well as Gov. Branstad and Lt. Gov. Reynolds, for their work to raise achievement among groups of students who traditionally face challenges in the classroom. The Breaking Barriers to Teaching and Learning Award was created by the…

Advisory: State Board of Education meets Thursday, Jan. 21

Wednesday, January 20, 2016
The Iowa State Board of Education’s next regular meeting will take place on Thursday, Jan. 21, in Des Moines. A work session begins at 7:45 a.m. at the State Capitol, followed by another work session at 9 a.m. at the Grimes State Office Building, 400 E. 14th St. The business meeting begins at 9:30 a.m. See the …

Iowa team to draft new social studies standards

Friday, January 15, 2016
Draft standards will be subject to public review process Iowa Department of Education Director Ryan Wise today announced the members of a state team that will rewrite Iowa’s social studies standards for public review and possible adoption statewide. The team’s work will begin Jan. 21. “As a former social st…

Celebrating Iowa's Success: Gilbert Elementary School

Wednesday, January 13, 2016
You would be hard-pressed to find more momentum in early literacy in the state than at Gilbert Elementary School. Gilbert Elementary, which is north of Ames, has stepped up its early literacy efforts over the past eight years. And the efforts are paying off: Only about 4 percent of the school’s third graders have …

Iowa students selected for prestigious United States Senate Youth Program

Monday, January 11, 2016
Two Iowa students were selected from across the state to participate in the 54th annual United States Senate Youth Program to be held March 5-12 in Washington, D.C. Timothy Foley of Clive and Beau Ragland of Marshalltown were selected to be members of the 104-student delegation participating in Washington Week. T…

Getting to the nuts and bolts

Tuesday, January 5, 2016
How to make Specially Designed Instruction effective – and scalable Special Education Teacher Kyle Paulson works with a student, keenly focusing on the child’s skill deficiencies. Don’t expect Ronda Hilbert to sugarcoat her words about the state of special education. “I think it is a shame that we…

Director Ryan Wise reflects on the past, looks forward to the future

Monday, January 4, 2016
As we ring in 2016, I hope we all take a moment to reflect on the accomplishments of the past year and the opportunities ahead of us in the new year. Iowa has a strong foundation in education, and we’re poised to make 2016 a banner year. The cornerstone to our education foundation is Iowa’s graduation rate, …


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