Iowa

IA Dept. of Ed Releases State’s Second Draft ESSA Plan

The Iowa Dept. of Education released the state’s second draft ESSA plan for public review. According to Education Director Ryan Wise, “This draft plan ties together and builds on Iowa’s collaborative education reform efforts under way to ensure students are prepared for success in high...

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State Plan Submissions and Drafts

Since April 3, a number of states have submitted their ESSA implementation plans to the U.S. Dept. of Education. Here’s a compiled list of the state plan submissions and the most recent draft versions states have released so far. Submitted Plans   Arizona: Submitted Plan (1/09/17) Colorado: Submitted...

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IA Dept. of Education Schedules Public Meetings

The Iowa Department of Education has scheduled a series of public meetings to solicit input on the forthcoming plan to implement the Every Student Succeeds Act. The first draft will be released on January 6. Public comment meetings will begin January 9 and continue through...

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IA Dept. of Education Announces State ESSA Committee

Iowa Dept. of Education Director Ryan Wise announced a new state committee to provide input on development of Iowa’s plan. The 26-member group met for the first time last week and includes educators and representatives of school boards, area education agencies, education associations, and parents.

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