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Articles from 08/2013

Competency-based education grant application has launched

Friday, August 30, 2013
The Legislature has directed the Iowa Department of Education to establish a competency-based education program that will award a total of $100,000 in grants for schools and districts to develop, implement, and evaluate pilot projects. Applications are being accepted through Friday, September 27. Districts and schoo…

Director Buck announces members of new Council on Educator Development

Friday, August 30, 2013
Iowa Department of Education Director Brad Buck today announced the 19 Iowans who will serve on a state council to study and recommend new statewide systems for evaluating Iowa teachers and school administrators. The Council on Educator Development was established as part of House File 215, the landmark education re…

Conflict resolution

Tuesday, August 27, 2013
It was about the last thing Linda Biermann wanted to do: raise conflict. Sometimes it is easier to live by the adage: “Go along to get along.” But Linda, who lives amid the rolling hills near northeast Iowa’s Tripoli (pronounced Trip-Oh-La), knew her problem wasn’t going to go away unless she intervened.…

2013 Student eligibility guidelines for free and reduced-price meals announced

Monday, August 26, 2013
The policy for free and reduced-price school meals for children who are unable to pay the full price of meals has been released by the Iowa Department of Education. The meals are served through the National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program and the Afterschool Care Snack Program. State and local offi…

Interim Director Magee issues statement on Iowa’s ACT results

Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Iowa Department of Education Interim Director D.T. Magee released the following statement in response to ACT’s annual nationwide release of assessment results today: “We are proud of Iowa’s performance on this important assessment, but we still have a lot of work to do to prepare our students for success after…

New state task force to review science standards

Thursday, August 15, 2013
Iowa Department of Education Interim Director D.T. Magee announced the 28 Iowans who will serve on a state task force to review the Next Generation Science Standards. The new science standards represent a multi-state effort to develop a common set of learning expectations in science for students in kindergarten thro…

New high school equivalency diploma test to replace GED® in Iowa next year

Thursday, August 8, 2013
The Iowa Department of Education announced a new test that will replace the GED® in 2014 as the assessment required to earn a state-issued high school equivalency diploma. The new test, developed by the nonprofit ETS, will be more affordable for Iowans and is aligned with statewide standards for what students in ki…

Gov. Branstad unveils online jobs board for education

Monday, August 5, 2013
Gov. Terry Branstad and Iowa Department of Education Interim Director D.T. Magee today ushered in a new era for the education job market by unveiling, a new statewide education job posting system. simplifies the search for education jobs and employees, expands the pool of job candidates s…

Seven questions with the State Board of Education’s student member

Thursday, August 1, 2013
Many high school students ponder their own futures in education. Edgar Thornton, a high school student from Iowa City, thinks about the state’s future in education. Thornton, a senior at City High, has been appointed to serve a one-year term as the student member of the Iowa State Board of Education.  His lov…

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