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Iowa receives nearly $345 million in new round of federal COVID-19 relief for schools

Monday, January 11, 2021
DES MOINES — The Iowa Department of Education today announced that the state has received nearly $345 million in federal relief for PK-12 schools through a fund to address costs incurred due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The amount is Iowa’s share of the more than $54 billion in emergency relief provided in the Elem…

Computer Science Work Group to meet on Tuesday

Friday, January 8, 2021
Members of the public may join remotely DES MOINES - Members of the state’s Computer Science Work Group will meet on Tuesday, Jan. 12, to work on recommendations to strengthen computer science instruction and develop a campaign to promote computer science to K-12 students and families across the state. The meeting…

Gov. Kim Reynolds announces awards to build K-12 computer science teacher workforce

Tuesday, December 15, 2020
More than 167 school districts and nonpublic schools will benefit DES MOINES - Gov. Kim Reynolds today announced $883,097 in annual awards that will prepare K-12 teachers in more than 167 school districts and nonpublic schools to teach computer science. “Computer science is an essential skill set for student su…

Fall enrollment drops in most Iowa school districts

Friday, December 11, 2020
About one-third of districts saw increases DES MOINES — The Iowa Department of Education today released new 2020 fall enrollment statistics for Iowa’s 327 school districts showing a decrease of nearly 5,935 students from last year. Overall this decrease represents a 1.21 percent decline in certified enrollment t…

Gov. Kim Reynolds announces members of new Computer Science Work Group

Thursday, December 3, 2020
Business, industry and education members to convene Dec. 8 DES MOINES - Gov. Kim Reynolds today announced the members of a new Computer Science Work Group created by a 2020 state law that for the first time requires Iowa’s 327 school districts and 116 accredited nonpublic schools to offer computer science instruct…

Iowa Department of Education releases annual report on Iowa’s schools

Wednesday, November 18, 2020
DES MOINES — The Iowa Department of Education today released the latest edition of its annual report containing state-level data and information on Iowa’s schools. The Annual Condition of Education report includes data on preschool-through-12th grade student populations and demographics, academic achievement, po…

Nearly $4.4 million awarded to Iowa colleges and universities to expand student access to technology, increase internet connectivity

Thursday, October 22, 2020
DES MOINES - The state of Iowa and the Iowa Department of Education today announced 43 Iowa colleges and universities have been awarded nearly $4.4 million to increase internet connectivity for students in the 2020-21 school year. The funding is part of the state’s $26.2 million in Governor’s Emergency Education…

Advisory: State Board of Education to meet on Thursday

Wednesday, September 30, 2020
DES MOINES - The Iowa State Board of Education will hold a special meeting on Thursday, Oct. 1, to review and consider the Iowa Department of Education’s recommendations regarding  leadership changes at the Davenport Community School District. The meeting is scheduled to run from 1 to 2 p.m. and will be held in …

Iowa Department of Education releases statement on the State Board of Education’s decision to replace district leadership in Davenport, following a 3-year process

Friday, September 25, 2020
Following the decision made today by the State Board of Education regarding the Davenport Community School District, the Department of Education is releasing the following statement: The Iowa Department of Education has made every effort over the past three years to work with the Davenport Community School District …

Six Iowa schools named National Blue Ribbon Schools

Thursday, September 24, 2020
Six Iowa schools are being recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2020. The award honors schools for overall academic performance or for progress in closing achievement gaps among subgroups of students. The schools are: Altoona Elementary School, Southeast Polk Communit…


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Printed from the Iowa Department of Education website on January 18, 2021 at 11:56pm.