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Registration open for spring 2020 Iowa College and Career Readiness Academy courses

Date: 
Monday, January 27, 2020
Registration is now open for spring 2020 courses through the Iowa College and Career Readiness Academy. The Academy was developed by the Iowa College Student Aid Commission in partnership with the Iowa Department of Education and AEA Iowa, and has been endorsed by the Iowa School Counselor Association (ISCA). These Iow…

Here are resources for Black History Month

Date: 
Monday, January 27, 2020
You don’t have to look too far back to understand that American history books relegated people of color to the back – if they were recognized at all. That began to change when Harvard-educated Dr. Carter G. Woodson, born to parents who were former slaves, created the first “Negro History Week” in 1926. Today…

86 Iowa students selected as candidates for prestigious award

Date: 
Friday, January 24, 2020
Eighty-six students from Iowa have been named 2020 candidates for the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program. The U.S. Presidential Scholars Program was established in 1964, by executive order of the president, to recognize and honor some of our nation's most distinguished graduating high school seniors. In 1979,…

Annual reports on Iowa’s schools and community colleges are now available

Date: 
Wednesday, January 22, 2020
DES MOINES – The Iowa Department of Education today released the latest editions of two annual reports with statewide data and information about Iowa’s schools and community colleges: The Condition of Education report includes data on preschool through 12th grade student populations and demographics, student ach…

Help ensure no child goes hungry during the summer

Date: 
Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Summer can often mean the opposite of sunshine and fun for more than 200,000 Iowa children who, instead, face a bona fide daily crisis called hunger. Once the academic school year ends, children who qualify to receive school-sponsored, free and reduced-price meals are left with a major, unfilled, nutritional void. T…

Advisory: State Board of Education meets Thursday in Des Moines

Date: 
Tuesday, January 21, 2020
DES MOINES - The Iowa State Board of Education’s next regular meeting will take place on Thursday, January 23. Board members will meet with legislators from 7:45 to 8:45 a.m. at the State Capitol (first-floor rotunda/East and North).  A board work session will begin at 9:15 a.m. at the Grimes State Office …

Iowa launches Iowa Governor’s School Safety Bureau

Date: 
Tuesday, January 21, 2020
Iowa Department of Education Consultant Rob Olsen participates in the governor's press conference. Governor Kim Reynolds, the Iowa Department of Public Safety and the Department of Education announced the formation of the Iowa Governor’s School Safety Bureau. This Bureau will focus solely on providing the …

New report makes the case for computer science expansion

Date: 
Tuesday, January 14, 2020
The Computer Science Education in Iowa report describes the current K-12 school landscape of computer science. These data highlight the need for expanding computer science instruction in Iowa to ensure our students’ future success. Subscribe to receive email updates from the Iowa Department of Education. …

Input sought on draft plan to meet federal career and technical education law

Date: 
Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Statewide meetings set for Feb. 6; online feedback accepted through Feb. 13 Iowa Department of Education Director Ryan Wise today announced that the draft of Iowa’s state plan for meeting requirements of the federal Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act is available for public revie…

This teacher embeds projects into her teaching

Date: 
Monday, January 13, 2020
Iowa Department of Education Director Ryan Wise dropped by Griswold to see the district's work first hand. From left are Teacher Holly Esbeck and student Shelby Steffen with Director Wise. In front of them is the communication technology they acquired through their STEM BEST funding. Breaking from the no…

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