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State Board of Education adopts new physical education, health standards for Iowa schools

Thursday, March 28, 2019
DES MOINES – Members of the State Board of Education today adopted new physical education and health standards for students in kindergarten through high school. The board adopted, based on an Iowa team’s recommendations, statewide standards that will provide a foundation for Iowa school districts to implement hi…

Advisory: State Board of Education meets Thursday in Des Moines

Tuesday, March 26, 2019
DES MOINES - The Iowa State Board of Education’s next regular meeting will take place on Thursday, March 28, in Des Moines. The board’s business meeting will begin at 8:30 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 att…

Iowa’s high school graduation rate remains #1 in the nation

Monday, January 28, 2019
DES MOINES - Gov. Kim Reynolds released the following statement after new figures released by the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics show Iowa’s high school graduation rate remains the highest in the nation with 91 percent.  “Once again, Iowa is leading the nation…

Gov. Reynolds announces opening of Computer Science is Elementary applications

Tuesday, January 22, 2019
DES MOINES - Today, Gov. Kim Reynolds announced that the Computer Science is Elementary project is taking a crucial next step by inviting eligible Iowa schools to apply between Jan. 22 and March 29 for $50,000 one-time planning grants. “Tomorrow’s workforce is sitting in the classroom right now. Comput…

Annual reports on Iowa's schools and community colleges are available

Wednesday, January 16, 2019
DES MOINES – The Iowa Department of Education today released the latest editions of two annual reports containing state-level data and information on Iowa’s schools and community colleges: The Annual Condition of Education report includes data on shifts in preschool through 12th grade student populations and …

Iowa sponsors needed to help prevent child hunger in the summer

Monday, January 14, 2019
DES MOINES – In an effort to head off hunger, the Iowa Department of Education is seeking sponsors for a federally funded program that provides nutritious meals or snacks to children in low-income areas of the state during the summer months. Nearly 200,000 Iowa students who qualify for free and reduced-price meals…

Iowa Department of Education releases new school performance results, website

Tuesday, December 18, 2018
DES MOINES – The Iowa Department of Education today released new online reports showing how public schools performed in a new accountability system that meets the Every Student Succeeds Act, a federal education law that replaced the No Child Left Behind Act. “I’m thankful that the Every Student Succeeds Act pu…

Gov. Reynolds announces more Iowans on track for success in postsecondary education, training

Wednesday, December 12, 2018
DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds and Lt. Gov. Adam Gregg on Wednesday announced that fewer Iowa high school graduates are taking remedial coursework during their first year at Iowa’s community colleges and state universities, a signal that more students are on track to earn a degree or other postsecondary credential.…

Public input sought for physical education, health standards

Wednesday, November 28, 2018
DES MOINES – Iowa Department of Education Director Ryan Wise announced today he is seeking the public’s input on proposed physical education and health standards. The standards, selected by the Physical Education and Health Standards Review Team, would be recommended to schools, but not required.  Feedba…

Gov. Reynolds announces 2019 Iowa Teacher of the Year

Thursday, November 1, 2018
2019 Iowa Teacher of the Year Christopher Burke DUBUQUE – Christopher Burke, an 11-year teaching veteran who uses real-world examples to make his mathematics lessons come alive, is the Iowa Department of Education’s 2019 Teacher of the Year, Gov. Kim Reynolds announced today at Dubuque’s Eleanor Roose…


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