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Iowa to participate in national ‘Graduate Together’ primetime special honoring the high school class of 2020

Date: 
Friday, May 15, 2020
DES MOINES -- The Iowa Department of Education today announced its participation in a nationwide primetime graduation special honoring the class of 2020.  The event, Graduate Together: America Honors the High School Class of 2020, will air on Sat. May 16 at 7 p.m. on more than 30 broadcast and cable networks and s…

Governor Reynolds sends message to Iowa’s graduating class of 2020

Date: 
Friday, May 15, 2020
DES MOINES — Gov. Kim Reynolds today released a message congratulating Iowa’s high school graduating class of 2020. She is joined by Iowa Department of Education Director Ann Lebo and astronaut and Iowa native Peggy Whitson in recognizing our high school seniors and sharing a message about setting new goals and emb…

Advisory: State Board of Education to meet virtually on Thursday

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Tuesday, May 5, 2020
DES MOINES - The Iowa State Board of Education’s next regular business meeting will take place virtually on Thursday, May 7.  A work session will begin at 8 a.m. followed by the business meeting, which is scheduled to run from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Members of the public may join remotely through video conferencin…

Iowa receives over $71 million in federal aid to help PK-12 schools mitigate effects of COVID-19

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Friday, May 1, 2020
DES MOINES — The Iowa Department of Education today announced that the state has received over $71.6 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 $13.2 billion emergency relief provided in the Elemen…

Iowa schools to extend closures through end of school year

Date: 
Friday, April 17, 2020
Schools will continue voluntary and required continuous learning plans while school buildings are closed DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds and the Iowa Department of Education announced today that all school districts and nonpublic schools will be closed for the remainder of the school year and will continue to offer…

More than 500 school districts and nonpublic schools submit plans for continuous learning

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Monday, April 13, 2020
DES MOINES - The Iowa Department of Education today announced that 506 school districts and accredited nonpublic schools submitted plans to offer continuous learning opportunities for students this week while their brick-and-mortar buildings are closed to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Continuous learning encompasses…

Waiver gives Iowa school districts flexibility to best meet needs of students

Date: 
Monday, April 6, 2020
DES MOINES - The Iowa Department of Education today received a waiver from the U.S. Department of Education allowing for flexibility in the use of federal funds to best meet the needs of students and educators during the COVID-19 national emergency.  The new flexibilities, authorized under the Coronavirus …

Resources now available to support student learning at home

Date: 
Tuesday, March 31, 2020
DES MOINES - The Iowa Department of Education today released a host of optional resources for families and educators to use as they support student learning during school closures due to COVID-19. The resources are available on the Iowa Department of Education’s website and include interactive games, virtual field tr…

Flexibility for families picking up meals for children during COVID-19 school closures

Date: 
Thursday, March 26, 2020
DES MOINES – In an effort to ease the burden on Iowa families and get food out to the students who need it at this critical time, the Iowa Department of Education has received a waiver from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) that provides flexibility for schools and organizations distributing meals through…

Advisory: State Board of Education to meet virtually on Thursday

Date: 
Wednesday, March 25, 2020
DES MOINES – The Iowa State Board of Education’s next routine business meeting will take place virtually on Thursday, March 26. The meeting is scheduled to run from 9 to 10:45 a.m. Members of the public may join remotely through video conferencing or by telephone. Instructions for joining remotely are available in …

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