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Advisory: State Board of Education meets Thursday in Waterloo and Cedar Falls

Date: 
Tuesday, September 11, 2018
The Iowa State Board of Education’s next regular meeting will take place on Thursday, September 13, at locations in Waterloo and Cedar Falls. A work session will begin at 8 a.m. at Lou Henry Elementary School (Room 310), 312 Rachael Street, in Waterloo. The board’s business meeting will begin at 10 a.m. at Centr…

Educators named for excellence in math, science teaching

Date: 
Thursday, September 6, 2018
Six Iowa educators have been named state finalists for the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. The three math finalists are: Natalie Franke, 2nd grade, Brookview Elementary, Waukee Deborah Little, 4th grade, Denver Elementary, Denver Chris Mathews, 4th grade, East Elemen…

Director Wise: Iowa has a dramatic shift in reading results

Date: 
Wednesday, September 5, 2018
For the third year in a row, Iowa has made progress in improving the reading skills of students in kindergarten through third grade, it was announced this morning at Cornell Elementary in the Saydel Community School District. Iowa Department of Education Director Ryan Wise delivered these remarks during the press confe…

Gov. Reynolds announces Iowa schools continue to make progress in reading

Date: 
Wednesday, September 5, 2018
A new early literacy blueprint for teachers will help support this work DES MOINES – For the third year in a row, Iowa has made progress in improving the reading skills of students in kindergarten through third grade, Gov. Kim Reynolds announced today, along with a new early literacy blueprint to strengthen teache…

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

Date: 
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…

Students: Apply for Senate Youth Program

Date: 
Tuesday, September 4, 2018
Students are urged to apply for the United States Senate Youth Program, which is a unique educational experience for outstanding high school students interested in pursuing careers in public service. The annual program will be held in Washington, D.C., from March 2-9, 2019. Two student leaders from each state, the D…

More Future Ready Iowa Regional Summits announced

Date: 
Friday, August 31, 2018
Registration is now open to attend Future Ready Iowa Regional Summits across the state, increasing opportunities for collaboration to address the state's shortage of skilled workers. The day-long summits are scheduled for this fall in Ames, Atlantic, Burlington, the Cedar Valley region, Centerville, Creston, Davenpo…

Nominate a Presidential Scholar by Sept. 30

Date: 
Thursday, August 30, 2018
The Iowa Department of Education is seeking nominations for outstanding high school seniors for the 2018-19 U.S. Presidential Scholars selection cycle. We encourage you to nominate students who, while demonstrating outstanding scholarship, might not otherwise be nominated through the current SAT/ACT, arts, or CTE recog…

Director Wise announces 27 school visits

Date: 
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…

School bus drivers train to be on the lookout for human trafficking

Date: 
Wednesday, August 29, 2018
Invisible, right in front of our eyes. Hidden in plain sight every day means Iowa's school children are vulnerable to the tragic realities of falling victim to human trafficking. This year, in an effort to identify, disrupt, and report human trafficking of Iowa's youth, every school bus driver in every school district …

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