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Outstanding college and career readiness efforts recognized

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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 …

Science standards team to reconvene in April

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Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Members of a state team charged with reviewing Iowa’s science standards agreed today that the Next Generation Science Standards will be the basis for their work on a final recommendation to the State Board of Education. That work will continue at the Science Standards Review Team’s next meeting on April 14. At t…

Advisory: State Board of Education meets Thursday, March 26

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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

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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

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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…

Volunteers needed for differentiated accountability pilot

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Wednesday, March 11, 2015
The Iowa Department of Education is seeking 30-40 volunteer districts, nonpublic schools, preschool programs and Area Education Agencies to participate in a pilot program for implementing a new model of accreditation and improvement for districts, AEAs, and pre-kindergarten programs. The Department will implement a …

Want more options in your class scheduling?

Date: 
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Scheduling troubles? Want to expand your course offerings? Need a second-semester option in the fall? Iowa Learning Online is your answer – at no cost to you or your students. The Iowa Department of Education’s Iowa Learning Online enables students to sign up any period of the day for the classes they want or…

Iowa’s top teachers honored

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Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Front, left to right, Ann Johnson, Clemencia Spizzirri, Tamara Tjeerdsma, Tamara Bane and James Hardy. Second row, left to right, Ryan Higgins, Joshua Steenhoek, Janna Bjork, and Molly Sweeney.Third row, left to right, Dann Speichinger, Jessica Watson, Tammie Cass and Renee McCombs.Back row, left to right, Stan Winq…

Branstad, Reynolds, Iowa Department of Education announce Iowa Financial Literacy Summit

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Monday, March 9, 2015
A great education includes knowing how to make smart, responsible financial decisions. As part of a statewide effort to improve students’ financial literacy skills, Gov. Terry E. Branstad, Lt. Gov. Reynolds and the Iowa Department of Education today announced they will host an Iowa Financial Literacy Summit this …

Emphasize fluency over comprehension?

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Friday, March 6, 2015
Keystone trainers meet with teachers in Elkader to discuss their program that emphasizes fluency over comprehension. For the cost of only commitment, Keystone Area Education Agency in Elkader has created a promising literacy program that focuses on specific skill-building techniques.   A few bellwether…

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