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Notice of public comment

Date: 
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
The Iowa Department of Education will request a waiver for the approval of an amendment to Iowa’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2009 School Improvement Grants Application to extend the waiver previously granted under section 421(b) of the General Education Provisions Act (GEPA), 20 U.S.C. § 1225(b), to extend the period of avail…

Statement from State Board of Education President Rosie Hussey on Director Glass

Date: 
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Rosie Hussey, president of the State Board of Education, issued the following statement about an announcement today that Iowa Department of Education Director Jason Glass was selected as the next superintendent of Eagle County Schools in Colorado: “Director Glass has fundamentally raised the bar for education leader…

Connecting with the Classroom

Date: 
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Pictured here, Iowa Department of Education’s Mary Beth Schroeder Fracek and Des Moines Monroe Elementary School’s instructional coach, Kelly Ruden, discuss student data during a collaboration among teachers. Ruden keeps everyone on task and ensures they are meeting goals. Like teachers and students, dozens …

Outstanding College- and Career-Ready Efforts Recognized

Date: 
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Iowa Department of Education Director Jason Glass today celebrated a group of Iowans who exemplify or have advanced the goal of getting all students to graduate from high school ready for success in college and the workplace.  View photos from the event.  The Iowa College and Career Readiness honorees w…

Advisory: State Board of Education meets Thursday, May 9

Date: 
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
The Iowa State Board of Education’s next regular meeting will take place on Thursday, May 9, at the Grimes State Office Building, 400 E. 14th St., in Des Moines. A work session begins at 9:30 a.m., followed by the business meeting at 11 a.m. See the complete agenda with attachments here.

Advisory: State Board of Education meets Thursday, May 10

Date: 
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
The Iowa State Board of Education’s next regular business meeting will take place on Thursday, May 10, in the second-floor State Board Room of the Grimes State Office Building, 400 E. 14th St., in Des Moines. The business meeting starts at 10 a.m. Thursday’s meeting agenda is as follows. A copy of the complete a…

Leave the slide on the playground!

Date: 
Thursday, May 2, 2013
Did you know students can back slide in their reading abilities by a full month during the summer break? Even worse: A student can lose 2.6 months in math skills in the same time period! Avoid the summer slide by joining the Council of Chief State Schools Officers’ summer reading and math challenges. Find a…

Iowa will convene task force to review science standards

Date: 
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Iowa’s role in the Next Generation Science Standards initiative will shift from guiding the development of the new science standards to determining whether they are the right fit for Iowa. Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds announced today that the Iowa Department of Education will convene a statewide task force to review …

Iowa will convene task force to review science standards

Date: 
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Iowa’s role in the Next Generation Science Standards initiative will shift from guiding the development of the new science standards to determining whether they are the right fit for Iowa. Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds announced today that the Iowa Department of Education will convene a statewide task force to review …

Department consultant honored for technology work

Date: 
Thursday, April 25, 2013
You wouldn’t think Vic Jaras thinks small. But it comes naturally for this 6’ 8” man. His perseverance to even the smallest of details has helped forward Iowa’s before- and after-school programs. It is, as he would say, “what’s best for kids.” Jaras, an educational technology consultant for the Iowa…

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