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Three Iowa students named 2022 U.S. Presidential Scholars

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Thursday, May 12, 2022
DES MOINES —Three Iowa high school students have been named to the 58th class of U.S. Presidential Scholars. The program recognizes up to 161 high school seniors from across the country for their accomplishments in academics, the arts and career and technical education fields. Iowa’s U.S. Presidential Scholars a…

The Iowa Department of Education announces winners of statewide student ‘design challenge’

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Wednesday, May 4, 2022
DES MOINES – The Iowa Department of Education today announced the winners of the Build Iowa’s Future Design Challenge, an opportunity for K-12 students to create innovative projects, connect them to careers and compete for up to $1,000 awards for their schools. First-place awards of $1,000 each will be made to t…

State Board of Education to meet on Wednesday

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Monday, April 18, 2022
DES MOINES - The Iowa State Board of Education will hold a special meeting on Wednesday, April 20, to review new charter school contracts. The meeting is scheduled to run from 9-9:40 a.m. and will be held virtually. Members of the public may join remotely through video conferencing or by telephone. Instructions for …

Gov. Kim Reynolds, Iowa Department of Education award over $500,000 to grow computer science teacher workforce

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Tuesday, March 22, 2022
A total of 136 school districts and nonpublic schools will benefit DES MOINES - Gov. Kim Reynolds and the Iowa Department of Education today announced $506,084 in annual awards that will prepare K-12 teachers in 136 school districts and nonpublic schools to teach computer science. "Computer science is a basic ski…

Advisory: State Board of Education to meet on Thursday

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Tuesday, March 22, 2022
DES MOINES - The Iowa State Board of Education will hold its regular meeting on Thursday, March 24, 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 4:15 p.m. and will be held in person. …

Iowa’s high school graduation rate is 90.2 percent

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Monday, March 7, 2022
Long-term trend shows increase, despite one-year dip during pandemic DES MOINES – Iowa’s high school graduation rate continues to show long-term progress, although the state experienced a decrease for the graduating class of 2021, according to figures released today by the Iowa Department of Education. State …

Gov. Reynolds, Iowa Department of Education award over $150,000 to school districts to explore expansion of blending child care, early learning programs

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Friday, February 4, 2022
DES MOINES — Gov. Kim Reynolds and the Iowa Department of Education today awarded 16 competitive planning grants, up to $10,000 each, to public school districts to explore the development of blending child care and quality early learning programs in their communities. The Blended Early Learning in Educational Foun…

Help ensure no child goes hungry during the summer

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Friday, January 28, 2022
Sponsors are sought for meal, snack sites across the state DES MOINES – In an effort to head off hunger, the Iowa Department of Education is seeking sponsors for a federally funded program that provides nutritious meals or snacks to children in low-income areas of the state during the summer months. Summer can …

Iowa Department of Education awards start-up grants to expand college, career transition counselors

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Monday, January 24, 2022
Seven grants awarded to five community colleges in partnership with local school districts DES MOINES — The Iowa Department of Education today awarded seven $50,000 competitive grants to help establish new college and career transition counselor positions that will focus on preparing more high school students for …

Annual Report on Iowa’s Community Colleges now available

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Thursday, January 20, 2022
DES MOINES – The Iowa Department of Education today released the latest edition of an annual report with state-level data and information about Iowa’s community colleges. The Condition of Iowa’s Community Colleges report includes data on programs and services, student enrollment and demographics, success and c…

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