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Articles from December, 2013

Director Buck speaks at ISU College of Human Sciences graduation

Date: 
Friday, December 20, 2013
Iowa Department of Education Director Brad Buck, a first-generation college graduate, said small moments of encouragement had a powerful impact on his educational path as a young student in Cedar Rapids. Buck spoke to an audience of about 1,200, including 120 graduates, at the Iowa State University College of Human Sci…

Director Buck announces members of the Secondary Career and Technical Education Task Force

Date: 
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Iowa Department of Education Director Brad Buck today announced the 26 Iowans who will serve on a state task force that will make recommendations to reduce skill shortages, enhance economic growth, and ensure that all students have access to high-quality, globally competitive career and technical education programs. …

Iowa students encouraged to apply for State Board of Education position by Jan. 31

Date: 
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
The State Board of Education is seeking applications for its student member position. The application deadline is Jan. 31. Each year, the Governor appoints a student to serve as a non-voting member of the State Board of Education. The next one-year term runs from May 1, 2014, through April 30, 2015. The State Boa…

Common Core in Iowa: What you need to know

Date: 
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
What is the Iowa Core? One central component of a great school system is a clear set of expectations, or standards, that educators help all students reach. In Iowa, that effort is known as the Iowa Core. The Iowa Core represents our statewide academic standards, which describe what students should know and be abl…

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