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New Iowa Social Studies Standards

State Board of Education adopts new social studies standards

Board accepts state team’s recommendations

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It is okay to focus on one thing

Last spring, I attended the most inspirational professional development sessions ever.

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New science standards: Learning from educators who have implemented them

New science standards: Learning from educators who have implemented them

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Iowa Core Parent's Guides

Iowa Core Parent Guides/Guía Para Padres

Parent guides, in English and Spanish, provide an overview of what students will learn by the end of each grade level as directed by the Iowa Core, our statewide academic standards.

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Voice from the Field

Last spring, I attended the most inspirational professional development sessions ever. Steve Leinwand, one of the lead authors of Principles to Actions, Ensuring Mathematical Success for All, spent the day in Iowa with the Statewide Mathematics Leadership Team. I left feeling reinvigorated and committed to make a small, yet significant, change to my teaching. Steve’s challenge to us was to think about how we can encourage colleagues to implement the teaching practices for effective mathematics... Read More

Iowa Core Spotlight

Educators, parents, business people – they support the Iowa Core. Why? Because they understand that the Iowa Core ensures all students are experiencing higher levels of education. Critical-thinking, analysis, and deduction are just some of the skills that students in the 21st century will be expected to have upon graduation.

Stephanie Mishler

Stephanie Mishler

Science Teacher, Ottumwa High School
Ottumwa, IA
Susie Lund

Susie Lund

Instructional Coach and Alternate Assessment Coordinator, Waterloo Community School District
Waterloo, IA
Brooke Fischels

Brooke Fischels

President of the Iowa Council of Teachers of Mathematics

Explore the Iowa Core

Browse the Iowa Core Standards by grade and subject.

Iowa Core Essential Elements are for students with significant cognitive disabilities participating in alternate assessments.

Educator Resources

Planning, professional learning, and observational tools to assist leaders in supporting implementation of the Iowa Core. Teacher tools to help design instruction that support all students in meeting Iowa Core expectations.