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Statement from the Iowa Department of Education on Reopening Guidance for Schools

Date: 
Friday, June 26, 2020
DES MOINES - The Iowa Department of Education, in collaboration with the Iowa Department of Public Health, has developed reopening guidance that takes into account 327 school districts and 119 accredited nonpublic schools, all with different circumstances; and the individual needs of more than 550,000 schoolchildren as…

Two Iowa students selected for National Youth Science Camp

Date: 
Wednesday, June 10, 2020
DES MOINES — The Iowa Department of Education today announced that two Iowa high school students have been chosen to represent the state at the 2020 National Youth Science Camp. Eliana Hornbuckle from Nevada and Kiran Marla from Bettendorf are among top students from across the nation selected for this prestigious…

Advisory: State Board of Education to meet on Thursday

Date: 
Tuesday, June 9, 2020
DES MOINES - The Iowa State Board of Education’s regular meeting and annual retreat will take place on Thursday, June 11. The meeting will be held in person with the option for State Board members to join remotely. The retreat will begin at 10 a.m. followed by the Board’s regular business meeting, which is sched…

Iowa receives $26.2 million in emergency education relief to expand broadband access

Date: 
Monday, June 1, 2020
DES MOINES — Gov. Kim Reynolds and the Iowa Department of Education today announced the state has received $26.2 million in federal relief to ensure education continues for students of all ages impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Iowa’s grant is part of the nearly $3 billion Governor’s Emergency Education Relie…

Iowa earns approval for state career and technical education plan

Date: 
Friday, May 29, 2020
DES MOINES – The U.S. Department of Education today approved Iowa’s plan for expanding high-quality career and technical education (CTE) programs under the federal Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act, commonly referred to as Perkins V. Iowa’s plan reflects a commitment to providi…

Three Iowa students named 2020 U.S. Presidential Scholars

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Thursday, May 21, 2020
DES MOINES — Three Iowa high school students have been named to the 56th 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…

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

Date: 
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

Date: 
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…

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