Iowa Department of Education Director Ryan Wise is currently looking for feedback on the draft of proposed statewide social studies standards that will affect Iowa students in kindergarten through 12th grade.
This proposed draft is a statewide effort to update Iowa’s current social studies standards that were adopted in 2008.
The Social Studies Standards Review Team plans to take public feedback into account when reviewing the proposed standards. The final draft is expected to be presented to the State Board of Education this spring.
There are multiple ways you can give your feedback. An online survey is available here. Three public forums have also been scheduled for the public to attend. Individuals can attend in person or remotely from satellite sites. The public forum details are listed below.
Monday, Jan. 9, 4:30 to 6 p.m.
Heartland Area Education Agency
6500 Corporate Drive, Johnston
Northwest Area Education Agency
1520 Morningside Ave., Sioux City
Keystone Area Education Agency
2310 Chaney Road, Dubuque
Thursday, Jan. 12, 4:30 to 6 p.m.
Grant Wood Area Education Agency
4401 Sixth St. SW, Cedar Rapids
Autumn, Sone, and Revere Rooms
Prairie Lakes Area Education Agency
500 NE Sixth St., Pocahontas
North & South Twin Lakes Room
Mississippi Bend Area Education Agency
729 21st St., Bettendorf
Muscatine and Scott Rooms
Wednessday, Jan. 25, 4:30 to 6 p.m.
Green Hills Area Education Agency
24997 U.S. Highway 92, Council Bluffs
Halverson Conference Room
Great Prairie Area Education Agency
3601 West Ave., Burlington
Area Education Agency 267
909 S. 12th St., Marshalltown