Educating Children

Gov. Reynolds, deputy CIO named winners of SANS Institute’s 2017 Difference Makers Awards

December 07, 2017

Gov. Kim Reynolds and Iowa Deputy Chief Information Officer (CIO) Jeff Franklin were named winners this week of the SANS (SysAdmin, Audit, Network and Security) Institute’s 2017 Difference Makers Awards.

#1 in the nation: Iowa leads the way in high school graduation rates

December 06, 2017

Iowa Department of Education Director Ryan Wise says 91.3% of students in the class of 2016 completed high school within four years in Iowa and a new national report says tha

That’s a wrap! Gov. Reynolds completes 99 county tour in under 200 days

November 30, 2017

Gov. Kim Reynolds completed her 99 county tour for 2017 on Thursday, Nov. 30, at Carver’s Ridge in Corning in Adams County.

Gov. Reynolds restarted her 99 county tour after being sworn in as governor on May 24. She held 303 public events in 189 days.

Iowa ranks #4 in increasing state funding for K-12 schools

November 29, 2017

“In Iowa, however, researchers found total state funding per student, adjusted for inflation, increased 20.6 percent from 2008 to 2015.

Gov. Reynolds, Lt. Gov. Gregg announce gift from AT&T to expand iJAG program

November 28, 2017

Gov. Kim Reynolds and Lt. Gov. Adam Gregg announced a $100,000 gift from AT&T at Boone High School on Tuesday to expand the Iowa Jobs for America’s Graduates (iJAG) program.

Mentors 'crucial' in retaining quality teachers

November 27, 2017

“Mentor leaders are providing support and encouragement to our new teachers in those critical first years. These leaders are crucial in helping us retain quality teachers in classroom.” – Shelly Vroegh, 2017 Teacher of the Year

Gov. Reynolds to speak at Excellence in Education Summit

November 07, 2017

Gov. Kim Reynolds will speak about the No. 1 priority of her administration, 70 percent of Iowa’s workforce having education or training beyond high school by the year 2025, at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 8, at the Excellence in Education Summit in Des Moines.

STEM evaluation shows progress

October 19, 2017

"The Messenger applauds Reynolds and her team as well as the many others across the state who are turning the STEM initiative into a remarkable success story."