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

June 16, 2017

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

April 5, 2017

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 Ed Announces Series of Public Forums

January 17, 2017

The Iowa Dept. of Education announced a series of public forums to discuss the first draft of the state’s ESSA implementation plan. Participants can attend in person or by video conference.

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IA Dept. of Ed Released Frist Draft ESSA Plan

January 6, 2017

The Iowa Dept. of Education released their first draft ESSA plan. The dept. will host a two-week statewide tour and allow stakeholders to provide feedback through an online survey. To view the plan, click here.

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IA Dept. of Education Schedules Public Meetings

December 20, 2016

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 Statewide Tour

September 21, 2016

Iowa Department of Education leaders will meet with residents to discuss ESSA in a statewide tour consisting of nine public meetings beginning September 26.

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IA Dept. of Education Announces State ESSA Committee

August 22, 2016

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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U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Releases State ESSA Primers

May 16, 2016

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s primers include individual state by state accountability system fact sheets, which detail each state’s current accountability system, what could change under ESSA, and what to be asking state leaders. See details about your state here.

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Educators, Community Members Meet with IA Dept. of Education

April 13, 2016

A dozen educators and community members met Tuesday night with Iowa Department of Education Director Ryan Wise to discuss ideas for the state’s transitional plan called for under the new Every Student Succeeds Act. Read more here.

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