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Director Wise convenes team to recommend physical education and health standards for schools

Tuesday, September 4, 2018
DES MOINES – Iowa Department of Education Director Ryan Wise today announced members of a new team that will review and recommend statewide standards for physical education and health. The Physical Education and Health Standards Review Team will meet for the first time Thursday, Sept. 6. The team was created in re…

Director Wise announces 27 school visits

Wednesday, August 29, 2018
DES MOINES – Iowa Department of Education Director Ryan Wise kicks off his fourth year of weekly visits to Iowa schools and classrooms today in Carroll. Wise is scheduled to visit 27 school districts through December, bringing his total number of visits to 180 of 330 school districts. “When I became director thr…

Gov. Reynolds announces members of new Work-Based Learning Advisory Board

Monday, August 27, 2018
DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds on Monday announced the members of the new Iowa Clearinghouse for Work-Based Learning Advisory Board. The governor established the virtual clearinghouse by Executive Order No. 1 to expand high-quality, real-world work-based learning experiences for K-12 students. This is in keeping with…

Gov. Reynolds announces 49 schools, districts awarded funding to expand computer science

Tuesday, August 21, 2018
(DES MOINES) – Forty-nine Iowa school districts and schools will receive money from a new $1 million fund to build their computer science teacher workforce, Gov. Kim Reynolds announced on Tuesday. The funding is part of a broader effort to expand computer science education in schools across the state. This effort …

Gov. Reynolds announces Computer Science is Elementary project

Monday, August 20, 2018
Gov. Kim Reynolds and Roger Hargens, CEO of Accumold, co-chairs of the Governor’s STEM Advisory Council, on Monday announced a project to launch six innovative computer science elementary schools. The six high-poverty schools will be competitively selected to transform existing buildings with engaging computer scienc…

Advisory: State Board of Education meets Thursday, Aug. 2

Tuesday, July 31, 2018
DES MOINES - The Iowa State Board of Education’s next regular meeting will take place on Thursday, Aug. 2, at the Grimes State Office Building, 400 E. 14th St., in Des Moines. The business meeting will begin at 9 a.m. in the second-floor State Board Room. View a copy of the complete agenda with attachments.

Director Wise releases statement on passage of law strengthening career, technical education

Tuesday, July 31, 2018
DES MOINES – Iowa Department of Education Director Ryan Wise today released the following statement in response to the passage of the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act, which was signed into law today by President Trump. The law amends and reauthorizes the Carl D. Perkins Career an…

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

Tuesday, July 24, 2018
Iowa’s passing rate ranks highest among 27 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 Io…

Statewide Future Ready Iowa Summits Announced

Monday, July 16, 2018
DES MOINES, IOWA – Registration is now open to attend Future Ready Iowa Regional Summits throughout the state and collaborate with local stakeholders on workforce solutions. The day-long summits are scheduled for late September and early October in 12 Iowa communities: Atlantic, Burlington, Davenport, Denison, For…

Statewide computer science expansion is moving forward

Friday, June 15, 2018
State Board of Education adopts new academic standards; new professional development funding available to schools  DES MOINES – State education leaders today announced two key developments in an effort to expand computer science education in Iowa schools: New voluntary computer science standards and the avail…


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