Iowa

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. Approved Plans Arizona: Final Plan Approved (9/6/17) Connecticut:...

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IA Attempts to Decrease State’s Proficiency Gap

Under Iowa’s state ESSA plan, minority and low-income students “will have different—sometimes lower—goals than their white, affluent peers under.” These “higher growth targets are an effort to decease the state’s proficiency gap and gradually bringing low-income and minority students up to the same level as their peers.”

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IA Dept. of Ed Seeks Public Input on ESSA Plan

The Iowa Dept. of Education is seeking public input on the state’s draft ESSA plan. Ryan Wise, director of the department, said “the plan is a step toward implementing ESSA that input is needed so we land on a final plan that is right for...

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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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