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Summer Meal Programs for Iowa Kids

By |2014-07-07T11:44:57-05:00July 7th, 2014|Categories: Education, Featured, Recent News|Tags: , , |

Many Iowa children who receive free and reduced-price meals can also go hungry during the summer time. Just as learning does not end when school lets out, neither does a child’s need for good nutrition. The Summer Food Service Program, administered by the Iowa Department of Education, provides nutritious meals and snacks to children in low-income [...]

Feedback Sought on Academic Science Standards

By |2013-10-01T10:22:12-05:00October 1st, 2013|Categories: Education, Recent News|Tags: , , , |

The Department of Education (DE) has launched a public opinion survey of Iowans regarding the Next Generation Science Standards.  The survey can be found at:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/JBQM56P The survey seeks input on new science standards, which represents a multi-state effort to develop a common set of learning expectations for students in grades K-12. Iowa was one of [...]

Iowa ACT Scores #2 in the Nation

By |2010-08-18T08:59:58-05:00August 18th, 2010|Categories: Education, Featured, Recent News|Tags: , , , , |

Once again Iowa's graduating high school students ranked number two in the nation after the state of Minnesota. Iowa students earned an average composite score of 22.2. The national average was 21.0. A perfect score on the ACT is a 36.The 2010 high school class left better prepared for college than the 2009 class predecessors, and [...]

Community Colleges Pays Off for Iowa Students

By |2010-01-14T14:29:00-05:00January 14th, 2010|Categories: Education|Tags: , , |

Students who complete a community college program earn higher wages, particularly in technical areas, according to a report released by the Iowa Department of Education.    The Annual Condition of Iowa’s Community Colleges 2009 report was released January 14. The report had special emphasis on the workforce outcomes of students.  The report finds that Associate of [...]

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