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Iowa strives to boost school breakfast participation

Date: 
Monday, March 2, 2015
This National School Breakfast Week, survey shows a third of Iowa kids skip breakfast Students who eat a healthy breakfast are more likely to pay attention and excel in school, research shows. But thousands of students are starting the school day with an empty stomach, according to a new survey from the Iowa Dep…

Iowa leads the nation in providing college-credit opportunities to high school students

Date: 
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Iowa is a national leader in providing opportunities for high school students to enroll in college coursework, according to two publications released by the Iowa Department of Education. Iowa leads the nation in the percentage of students under age 18 enrolled in community colleges or in all public institutions comb…

State Board of Education endorses assessment proposal

Date: 
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Members of the State Board of Education today endorsed a state task force’s recommendation to adopt the Smarter Balanced assessments as Iowa’s new state test. The endorsement was part of a board resolution that was adopted in a unanimous vote during a meeting by telephone. The resolution will be sent to Iowa leg…

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

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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…

New data on student proficiency rates and growth

Date: 
Friday, January 30, 2015
The Iowa Department of Education has been working to fulfill a legislative requirement to develop a system for evaluating and ranking all public schools based on their performance on nine specific measures. This requirement, known as the Attendance Center Rankings, also requires the Department to post this information …

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.…

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