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Articles from December 2022

Date: Tuesday, December 20, 2022

Iowa has once again earned the top spot nationally for passing rates on the high school equivalency exam known as HiSET. Over the past several years, the state has consistently been a leader on the national stage for high school equivalency passing rate success.

The latest national data…


Date: Monday, December 19, 2022

The connection between education and industry has never been more important for Iowa schools. Opportunities for work-based learning are growing across the state, and students are taking full advantage of these partnerships to develop professional skills, investigate potential careers and prepare…


Date: Wednesday, December 14, 2022

Registration is under way for the 8th Emerging Educators Academy at Drake University on Jan. 21.

The conference, sponsored by the Iowa Department of Education’s Elevating Education Advisory committee, along with the Iowa State Education Association (ISEA) and Drake University's School of…


Date: Monday, December 12, 2022

Iowa is one of the top performing states when it comes to adult education and literacy (AEL) program outcomes, according to the latest national rankings.

Using the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act’s (WIOA) key performance indicators, Iowa’s adult education and literacy (AEL)…


Date: Thursday, December 8, 2022

Iowa schools are invited to register for an upcoming winter webinar series that will focus on key work-based learning support strategies. With these strategies, school districts can be better equipped to develop and enhance their work-based learning programs.

Offered by the Iowa…


Date: Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Iowa teachers have a lot to celebrate this year for Computer Science Education Week. The past several months have been a whirlwind of activity as Iowa school districts work to implement the state’s new requirements on offering high-quality computer science classes for K-12. Computer science…


Date: Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Two Iowa students have been selected as delegates to the 61st annual United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP) held from March 4–11 in Washington, D.C.

Esha Bolar, a senior at Johnston High School in Johnston, and Andrew Dong, a junior at West Senior High School in Iowa City, were…


Date: Monday, December 5, 2022$1 million each was awarded to Iowa Central Community College, North Scott Community School District, Northwest Iowa Community College and Southwestern Community College

DES MOINES — Gov. Kim Reynolds and the Iowa Department of Education today awarded four $1 million competitive grants through…


Date: Monday, December 5, 20223rd Grade Left to right
Lily, Kallen, Neric, Avery, Everly, Mila, Shelia
Romario, Antonio, Peyton, Ari, Esmeralda

Some talented students at Eagle Grove Elementary School have the distinction of having their art displayed in President’s Park in Washington D.C., for all the world to…


Date: Friday, December 2, 2022

DES MOINES — The Iowa Department of Education today released the latest edition of its annual report containing state-level data and information on Iowa’s schools.

The 2022 Annual Condition of Education report includes data on preschool-through-12th grade student populations and…