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Five Iowa schools named National Blue Ribbon Schools

Date: 
Friday, September 16, 2022
Five Iowa schools are being recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2022. The award honors schools for overall academic performance or for progress in closing achievement gaps among subgroups of students. The Iowa public schools named as National Blue Ribbon Schools are: …

State Board of Education to meet on Thursday in Forest City

Date: 
Tuesday, September 13, 2022
DES MOINES - The Iowa State Board of Education will hold its regular meeting on Thursday, Sept. 15, at the John V. Hanson Career Center, Health Careers Classroom, 124 Nerem Drive South, Forest City, Iowa, 50436. The meeting is scheduled to run from 10:15 to 11:45 a.m. and will be held in person. Members of the publi…

Iowa Departments of Education, Health and Human Services award nearly $600,000 in K-12 school mental health training grants

Date: 
Monday, September 12, 2022
The Iowa Departments of Education and Health and Human Services today awarded 10 competitive grants, up to $100,000 each, to public school districts for training and coaching school health care workers on COVID response-and-recovery initiatives focused on social-emotional-behavioral health. The COVID-19 Public Healt…

Iowa Department of Education releases new spring student assessment results

Date: 
Wednesday, September 7, 2022
DES MOINES — The Iowa Department of Education today released new spring 2022  assessment results from the Iowa Statewide Assessment of Student Progress for Iowa public school students in grades 3-11. The results show signs of recovery and progress with the majority of grades improving from the previous year.&nbs…

Iowa Department of Education awards over $2.3 million in therapeutic classroom grants to ten school districts

Date: 
Monday, August 22, 2022
DES MOINES — The Iowa Department of Education today awarded over $2.3 million in competitive grants to ten school districts to establish therapeutic classrooms for learners whose social-emotional or behavioral needs impact their ability to be successful in their current learning environment. “We want our kids to…

State Board of Education to meet on Thursday

Date: 
Tuesday, August 2, 2022
DES MOINES - The Iowa State Board of Education will hold its regular meeting on Thursday, Aug. 4, at the Iowa Department of Education, Grimes State Office Building, State Board Room (second floor), 400 E. 14th Street, Des Moines. The meeting is scheduled to run from 9 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and will be held in person. Me…

Iowa Department of Education awarded nearly $100,000 to increase use of locally grown foods in school meals

Date: 
Monday, July 25, 2022
The Iowa Department of Education today was awarded nearly $100,000 through a competitive grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and supported by matching funds from the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship aimed at connecting Iowa schools with local and regional farmers to incorporate fresh…

Gov. Reynolds announces $100M investment in school safety

Date: 
Tuesday, June 14, 2022
DES MOINES - Today, Governor Kim Reynolds announced $100 million in school safety funding to support Iowa’s 327 public school districts and 183 non-public and independent schools during a press conference with the Department of Public Safety, Department of Education and Homeland Security and Emergency Management. …

Gov. Reynolds announces award winners for Teacher Paraeducator Registered Apprenticeship Pilot Program

Date: 
Thursday, June 9, 2022
DES MOINES -- Today, Governor Kim Reynolds announced the 19 recipient schools of the Teacher Paraeducator Registered Apprenticeship Pilot Grant Program, which she unveiled during her Condition of the State Address in January. The Teacher Paraeducator Registered Apprenticeship Pilot Program grants will serve mor…

State Board of Education to meet on Thursday

Date: 
Tuesday, June 7, 2022
DES MOINES - The Iowa State Board of Education’s annual retreat will take place on Thursday, June 9 in building 7, room 171 on the DMACC Urban Campus, which is located at 1100 7th St. in Des Moines. The meeting is scheduled to run from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and will be held in person. Members of the public may join …

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