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Iowa Safe and Supportive Schools sites are announced

Monday, September 19, 2011
Twenty Iowa high schools have been chosen to participate in a federally-supported effort to measure and improve conditions for learning, Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds announced. The schools will study issues such as bullying, school safety, attendance and student engagement over the next four years with support through …

Community college tuition and fees continue steady increase

Thursday, September 15, 2011
Community college tuition and mandatory fees climbed an average of 5.95 percent this year, according to an annual report released by the Iowa Department of Education. The Iowa Community Colleges Tuition and Fees Report showed that average tuition at Iowa’s 15 community colleges is $3,948 for the 2011-12 academic y…

2011 State Report Card for No Child Left Behind

Thursday, September 8, 2011
The Iowa Department of Education released the 2011 State Report Card for No Child Left Behind. Read the report. Most Iowa schools and districts met Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) state targets for test participation and proficiency in reading and mathematics in the 2010-11 school year. Results show 524 of 1,40…

Gov. Branstad Announces 2012 Iowa Teacher of the Year

Thursday, September 1, 2011
Charity Campbell, a physical education teacher known for her leadership, high expectations and can-do spirit, is the 2012 Iowa Teacher of the Year, Gov. Terry Branstad announced at a school assembly in Norwalk. Watch the video. “The Teacher of the Year award honors exceptional educators who are helping to r…

Statement from Director Glass: All Iowa Students Should Take ACT

Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Iowa should join a growing number of states that have adopted the ACT college entrance exam as a requirement at the high school level, Iowa Department of Education Director Jason Glass said in response to ACT’s annual nationwide release of assessment results. “The ACT is an important benchmark that helps us …

Free and Reduced-Price Meals Eligibility Guidelines for Students Announced

Thursday, August 11, 2011
The policy for free and reduced-price school meals for children who are unable to pay the full price of meals has been released by the Iowa Department of Education’s Bureau of Nutrition, Health and Transportation Services. The meals are served through the National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program and…

New Report Shows Iowa’s Education System in Need of Major Remodel

Thursday, July 21, 2011
Iowa’s education system is in need of a major remodel. Students are missing the mark in math and reading competency while their counterparts in other states have made significant gains, according to a new report released by the Iowa Department of Education. Achievement trends show stagnant scores across the bo…

Launch of Iowa Education Summit Registration Website

Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Gov. Terry Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds launched a new Iowa Education Summit website that allows interested individuals to register and view a full schedule of events.  The summit is limited to 1,650 spots. Those wishing to attend the summit are encouraged to register as soon as possible. Interested p…

Iowa Awards $2.6 Million in School Improvement Grants

Friday, April 8, 2011
The Iowa Department of Education has selected three schools to receive more than $2.6 million School Improvement Grants (SIG) from the U.S. Department of Education. The fund supports efforts to turn-around low-achieving schools in order to provide more students the opportunity for academic success. "When schools are…

Harkin, Branstad and Glass Introduce Iowa Safe & Supportive Schools Program

Friday, April 8, 2011
The Iowa Department of Education has released a new video featuring U.S. Senator Tom Harkin, Governor Terry Branstad and Iowa Department of Education Director Jason Glass introducing the new Iowa Safe & Supportive Schools program. The video can be found on YouTube at: …


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