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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…

Snacks, recess and…coding?

Monday, May 20, 2019
INDIANOLA – Oh, sure, snacks and recess are on the itinerary of Emerson Elementary’s kindergarten class. But first they have to go to the computer lab to bone up on computer coding. And the fresh-faced students are not only engaged, they are especially quiet. No be-quiet admonishments necessary here. All this be…

Program taps into rural Iowa’s potential: Students, businesses win

Thursday, May 16, 2019
A North Central Career Academy student works on a welding project. EAGLE GROVE – How do you prepare students to succeed in college and careers? Students at the North Central Career Academy say it’s about stepping outside your comfort zone, meeting new people, gaining real-world experience in high-demand fie…

How does farm to school work? Want to step up your game? Register today

Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Registration is underway for the 2019 Iowa Farm to School Conference, which will be held June 21-22 at Central College in Pella. Farm to school activities in Iowa are helping put local food on school meal trays, supporting Iowa farmers, and connecting students to local food systems through school gardens and nutriti…

High school seniors celebrate College Decision Day

Tuesday, May 14, 2019
Perry High School seniors signed their intent to attend college at the College Decision Day event on May 7. The excitement was palpable in the Perry High School gym where students, sporting spirit wear from their selected colleges, universities and branches of the U.S. Armed Forces, celebrated College Decision …

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…

Iowa students named presidential scholars

Tuesday, May 7, 2019
Four Iowa students have been named U.S. Presidential Scholars. They are: Astoria Chao, Cedar Falls, Cedar Falls High School  Colin McDonald, Tiffin, McDonald Home School Jaxon Mullinnix, Lone Tree, Lone Tree High School Megan Niewoehner, Hawkeye, Sumner-Fredericksburg High School Chao and McDonald…

New survey: How is Iowa meeting needs of students with dyslexia?

Tuesday, May 7, 2019
Education stakeholders are encouraged to take a survey about how Iowa is meeting the needs of students with dyslexia. The Iowa Department of Education is teaming up with the University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital to distribute the survey on behalf of the Iowa Dyslexia Task Force. The task force was es…

Measles are here. Educate yourself.

Thursday, May 2, 2019
In light of the two confirmed cases of measles in northwestern Iowa, school leaders may want more information on what they can do to be proactive in their schools to address parent concerns and preventative measures. The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) presented a webinar on April 15 for Iowa school nurses. …

What works? This TLC conference will fill you in!

Wednesday, May 1, 2019
What works? This TLC conference will fill you in! TLC: What Works. That title is an apt description of a July 16 conference in Des Moines, which will closely examine best practices for the state’s Teacher Leadership and Compensation program. In its sixth year in Iowa, TLC was designed to reward effective teache…


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