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Gov. Branstad names Ryan Wise Education Director

Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Iowa Gov. Terry E. Branstad today named Iowa Department of Education Deputy Director Ryan Wise as the new director of the department. Wise, 39, will take the position on July 1, as current director Brad Buck transitions to a new position as superintendent of the Cedar Rapids Community School District. “World-class…

Survey shows need for consistency in summer reading programs

Thursday, June 18, 2015
Schools will be required to develop summer reading programs for struggling third-graders by 2017 A survey commissioned by the Iowa Reading Research Center and conducted by Iowa’s regent universities shows a lack of consistency statewide in optional summer reading programs for children offered by school distric…

33 school districts added to Iowa’s teacher leadership system

Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Iowa Department of Education Director Brad Buck today announced the next group of school districts chosen to launch local teacher leadership plans through Iowa’s new Teacher Leadership and Compensation System. Thirty-three new school districts have been accepted into the state system, bringing the total number of …

Iowa review team recommends new science standards

Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Members of Iowa’s Science Standards Review Team today recommended adoption of the Next Generation Science Standards with modifications as Iowa’s new science standards. The recommendation will be formalized in a report next month and will be sent to the State Board of Education for consideration. The Next Gene…

Student scholarships available for Iowa Financial Literacy Summit

Tuesday, April 7, 2015
Iowa Department of Education Director Brad Buck today announced 50 student scholarships are available to cover the cost of registering for the Iowa Financial Literacy Summit on May 5 at Hy-Vee Hall in Des Moines. The scholarships, worth $50 each, are available on a first-come, first-served basis to K-12 students enr…

Iowa’s high school graduation rate tops 90 percent

Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Iowa’s four-year graduation rate has climbed statewide for the fourth year in a row while dropout rates continue to fall, according to figures released today by the Iowa Department of Education. The data show 90.5 percent of students in Iowa’s Class of 2014 graduated within four years. “Iowans should be…

Outstanding college and career readiness efforts recognized

Thursday, March 26, 2015
Iowa Department of Education Director Brad Buck today celebrated a group of Iowans who have advanced the goal of getting students to graduate from high school ready for success in college and the workplace. The Iowa College and Career Readiness honorees were recognized during a State Board of Education meeting. The …

Advisory: State Board of Education meets Thursday, March 26

Tuesday, March 24, 2015
The Iowa State Board of Education’s next regular meeting will take place on Thursday, March 26, at the Grimes State Office Building, 400 E. 14th St., in Des Moines.  A work session begins at 9:30 a.m. in the second-floor State Board Room, followed by the business meeting at 10 a.m. See the complete agenda …

Advisory: Science Standards Review Team meets Tuesday

Friday, March 20, 2015
DES MOINES – Iowa Department of Education Director Brad Buck today announced a meeting of the Science Standards Review Team on Tuesday, March 24, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The meeting will take place at the Science Center of Iowa (Simulab room), 401 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway, in Des Moines. The meeting is open…

Buck, Branstad, Reynolds issue statement on Buck’s opportunity as next superintendent of Cedar Rapids district

Wednesday, March 18, 2015
DES MOINES – Iowa Department of Education Director Brad Buck today released the following statement on being named the next superintendent of the Cedar Rapids Community School District:      “As a native of Cedar Rapids and a proud graduate of Jefferson High School, I’m thrilled to return to my…


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