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Director Wise announces 30 school visits

Wednesday, August 28, 2019
DES MOINES – Iowa Department of Education Director Ryan Wise kicks off his fifth year of weekly visits to Iowa schools and classrooms. Wise is scheduled to visit 30 school districts through December. In the four years since Wise became director, he has visited more than 500 schools in over 200 districts. “I…

Gov. Reynolds announces new work-based learning opportunities for Iowa students and employers

Tuesday, August 27, 2019
DES MOINES -- Gov. Kim Reynolds, joined by business and education leaders, today announced opportunities now available through the Iowa Clearinghouse for Work-Based Learning, a virtual space that connects students and employers through shared projects that enable students to learn through real-world professional experi…

State Board of Education adopts rules requiring seat belts on new school buses

Thursday, August 1, 2019
DES MOINES – Seat belts will be required on all new school buses purchased by Iowa school districts and state-accredited nonpublic schools starting this fall, according to new rules adopted Thursday by the State Board of Education. The board unanimously adopted state administrative rules requiring lap-shoulde…

Advisory: State Board of Education meets Thursday in Des Moines

Tuesday, July 30, 2019
DES MOINES - The Iowa State Board of Education’s next regular meeting will take place on Thursday, Aug. 1, in Des Moines. The board’s business meeting will begin at 9 a.m. in the second-floor State Board Room of the Grimes State Office Building, 400 E. 14th St. View a copy of the complete agenda with attachme…

Gov. Reynolds announces 23 schools, districts will expand computer science

Wednesday, July 17, 2019
DES MOINES – Today, Gov. Reynolds announced a total of 23 Iowa school districts and schools will be able to bolster their computer science teacher workforce, due to a state appropriation of $500,000. The funding is part of a broader effort to expand computer science education across the state. This effort aligns w…

Gov. Reynolds announces six more Computer Science is Elementary schools

Wednesday, June 5, 2019
DES MOINES -  Gov. Kim Reynolds announced that six additional elementary schools will receive $50,000 grants each to transform themselves into models of innovative computer science instruction through a joint project of the Iowa Department of Education and the Governor’s STEM Advisory Council. This increases the…

Summer meal program helps head off hunger for Iowa children

Thursday, June 6, 2019
DES MOINES – Iowa families who rely on schools to help feed their children during the school year have access this summer to meals served in schools, community centers and other sites at no charge through a federally funded program. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Summer Food Service Program provides thousa…

Iowa School Performance Profiles updated and released with new features

Tuesday, May 21, 2019
DES MOINES – The Iowa Department of Education today announced new features have been added to a recently launched online school accountability reporting system. The Iowa School Performance Profiles website first launched in December to meet a federal education law called the Every Student Succeeds Act. ESSA, which…

Public input sought for career and technical education standards

Monday, May 13, 2019
DES MOINES – Iowa Department of Education Director Ryan Wise announced today he is seeking the public’s input on proposed standards for career and technical education (CTE). The standards were developed over the last year by program management teams consisting of secondary and postsecondary educators and adminis…

Computer Science is Elementary Awards Announced

Tuesday, April 30, 2019
DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds has announced the six schools selected to each receive $50,000 grants through the Computer Science is Elementary project. The Governor’s STEM Advisory Council and the Iowa Department of Education are partnering with business and industry on this project to transform six high-poverty e…


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