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Gov. Reynolds announces 2022 Iowa Teacher of the Year

Date: 
Friday, October 15, 2021
BETTENDORF -- Sara Russell, a 19-year veteran teacher, is the Iowa Department of Education’s 2022 Teacher of the Year, Gov. Reynolds announced today at Pleasant Valley High School in eastern Iowa. “I am proud of the amazing work Sara Russell is doing to make a difference in the lives of her students and the impa…

Five Iowa schools named National Blue Ribbon Schools

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Tuesday, September 21, 2021
Five Iowa schools are being recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2021. The award honors schools for overall academic performance or for progress in closing achievement gaps among subgroups of students. The Iowa schools named as National Blue Ribbon Schools are: Bed…

Iowa achieves nation’s highest passing rate on high school equivalency exam

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Tuesday, September 21, 2021
Iowa’s passing rate ranks highest among 29 states and U.S. territories using the HiSET high school equivalency exam. DES MOINES - Among states and U.S. territories that use HiSET, a high school equivalency exam, Iowa ranks the highest for the percent of individuals who passed the test. Last year, 95.9 percent of I…

Advisory: State Board of Education to meet on Thursday

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Monday, September 13, 2021
DES MOINES - The Iowa State Board of Education will hold its regular meeting on Thursday, Sept. 16, in 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 1:45 p.m. and will be held in person with…

New report finds taking college credit coursework is linked to postsecondary outcomes

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Wednesday, September 8, 2021
DES MOINES – Students who take college credit courses in high school are more likely to enroll in postsecondary education after graduation and earn a degree or credential, according to a new Iowa Department of Education report. In the state’s first longitudinal look at joint enrollment cohort data, the Outcomes …

Governor Reynolds, Iowa Department of Education award over $8.6 million in K-12 school mental health grants

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Tuesday, August 24, 2021
DES MOINES - Gov. Kim Reynolds and the Iowa Department of Education today announced over $8.6 million in competitive grants will be awarded to 64 school districts to assist them in providing mental health support and other wraparound services to students and families. The funds are provided through the Governor…

K-12 teachers, students invited to sign up for statewide ‘design challenge’

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Wednesday, August 18, 2021
Des Moines – The Iowa Department of Education today announced 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.  The Iowa Clearinghouse for Work-Based Learning and the Home …

Iowa Department of Education releases new spring student assessment results, updates postsecondary readiness reports

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Wednesday, August 4, 2021
DES MOINES — The Iowa Department of Education today released new spring 2021 assessment results from K-3 early literacy screenings and the Iowa Statewide Assessment of Student Progress for students in grades 3-11 and updated the state’s website on postsecondary readiness. Iowa fully administered the assessments thi…

Advisory: State Board of Education to meet on Thursday

Date: 
Tuesday, August 3, 2021
DES MOINES - The Iowa State Board of Education will hold its regular meeting on Thursday, Aug. 5, in 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 2:45 p.m. and will be held in person with t…

Iowa Department of Education, University of Iowa to launch new pre-K-12 school mental health center

Date: 
Wednesday, June 23, 2021
DES MOINES — Gov. Kim Reynolds, the Iowa Department of Education and the University of Iowa today announced a partnership aimed at expanding support for mental health, including training, resources and outreach to educators and schools across the state. The new Iowa Center for School Mental Health will leverage th…

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