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Articles from 09/2011

Iowa to lead effort to write new science standards

Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Iowa is one of 20 states that will lead the development of Next Generation Science Standards, which will clearly define the content and practices students will need to learn from kindergarten through high school graduation. The standards process is being managed by Achieve, a nonprofit education reform organization…

Iowa Safe and Supportive Schools sites are announced

Monday, September 19, 2011
Twenty Iowa high schools have been chosen to participate in a federally-supported effort to measure and improve conditions for learning, Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds announced. The schools will study issues such as bullying, school safety, attendance and student engagement over the next four years with support through …

Community college tuition and fees continue steady increase

Thursday, September 15, 2011
Community college tuition and mandatory fees climbed an average of 5.95 percent this year, according to an annual report released by the Iowa Department of Education. The Iowa Community Colleges Tuition and Fees Report showed that average tuition at Iowa’s 15 community colleges is $3,948 for the 2011-12 academic y…

2011 State Report Card for No Child Left Behind

Thursday, September 8, 2011
The Iowa Department of Education released the 2011 State Report Card for No Child Left Behind. Read the report. Most Iowa schools and districts met Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) state targets for test participation and proficiency in reading and mathematics in the 2010-11 school year. Results show 524 of 1,40…

Gov. Branstad Announces 2012 Iowa Teacher of the Year

Thursday, September 1, 2011
Charity Campbell, a physical education teacher known for her leadership, high expectations and can-do spirit, is the 2012 Iowa Teacher of the Year, Gov. Terry Branstad announced at a school assembly in Norwalk. Watch the video. “The Teacher of the Year award honors exceptional educators who are helping to r…

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