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Director Wise convenes state team to recommend computer science standards for schools

Tuesday, January 16, 2018
DES MOINES – Iowa Department of Education Director Ryan Wise today convened members of a new team that will review and recommend statewide standards for computer science education. The Computer Science Standards Review Team has been established as part of Senate File 274, which former Gov. Branstad signed into law…

Resources available for social studies standards

Tuesday, January 16, 2018
In order to support implementation of Iowa's new social studies standards, the Iowa Department of Education has launched revised social studies webpages on These webpages offer several resources for supporting the new standards. A few highlights include: You can view printable cards of the standards…

Register today for the 2018 Learning Supports Conference

Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Registration is under way for a conference focusing on social-emotional learning and development.  Sponsored by the Iowa Department of Education, the March 2 conference will be held in Ames at Iowa State University’s Scheman Building. Preschool-through-12th grade educators are encouraged to attend. Strands…

Subgrants enable expanded services for homeless students

Tuesday, January 9, 2018
The McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Act provides competitive subgrants to districts to expand services to homeless children, to create greater awareness and sensitivity of district and school staff about the ways to identify students who may be homeless, and to provide additional services to these children to increas…

MLK resources for your classroom

Monday, January 8, 2018
Martin Luther King Jr. Day is one week off. Have your classroom delve into King’s legacy by exploring these resources. Edutopia:   Center for Civic Education:…

When a student lacks access to communication

Thursday, January 4, 2018
Those who are deaf/hard of hearing can face huge obstacles to education in Iowa Educators work with a student at an academy that’s for students who are deaf/hard of hearing. CHARLES CITY – Though the vast majority of students who are deaf or hard of hearing have no additional disabilities, an astounding …

Iowa Visiting Teachers from Spain Program

Wednesday, January 3, 2018
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 under a J1 Visa for up to three years, with a possible two-year extension. This provides local school districts and nonpublic schools the opportuni…

Director Wise: Looking at education through a different lens

Tuesday, January 2, 2018
I have learned over the last two-and-a-half years as director of the Iowa Department of Education that this role has a rhythm. Summer provides time for reflection in the midst of a rush to close out the fiscal year. Fall focuses on the launch of a new school year and brings countless opportunities to spend time in scho…


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