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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

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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

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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

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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 …

Register for adult education, literacy virtual conference

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Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Now is the time to register for the Iowa Adult Education and Literacy virtual conference to be held Jan. 28-29. In its fourth year, the virtual conference, called Expanding Possibilities, will showcase best practices and resources in the areas of digital literacy, blended learning, distance education, English as a S…

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…

Need a Spanish teacher?

Date: 
Thursday, January 9, 2020
The Iowa Visiting Teachers from Spain Program enables foreign teachers to have the opportunity to teach in an accredited primary or secondary school in the United States as cultural exchange teachers for up to three years, with a possible two-year extension. This provides school districts and accredited nonpublic schoo…

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