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What high-growth schools are doing

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Tuesday, February 11, 2014
We talk a lot about academic proficiencies, and extol high-performing schools. That’s natural, of course, because it’s important to study our high-performing peers. But just as Rome wasn’t built in a day, topnotch systems didn’t get there over night. They did, however, get there through sustained and committ…

A challenge, an opportunity

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Tuesday, February 4, 2014
Though Iowa’s national rankings are low, state aligns education for strong future Iowa continues to rank at or near the bottom of the nation when it comes to basic reading proficiency among students on Individualized Education Programs (IEP). The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) shows that fou…

Iowa students sought for state advisory group

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Monday, January 27, 2014
Iowa students are invited to apply for a seat on a state advisory council that is focused on ensuring student voices are heard as the state continues its education reform efforts. The Learning Council, created in 2012, complements state officials’ efforts to get input from various stakeholders across the state on …

Iowa’s enrollment climbs significantly for second consecutive year

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Wednesday, January 22, 2014
The overall number of students who enrolled in Iowa’s public schools for the 2013-14 school year increased significantly from the year before, according to the official certified enrollment report released today by the Iowa Department of Education. This is the second consecutive year that Iowa has seen a large one…

A better way to student teach?

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Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Two Iowa colleges have been chosen to collaborate with the Iowa Department of Education on a pilot project designed to explore whether there are better ways to deliver the educational experience to student teachers. The University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls and Dordt College in Sioux Center will share in a $1 m…

Advisory: State Board of Education meets Thursday, Jan. 23

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Tuesday, January 21, 2014
The Iowa State Board of Education’s next regular meeting will take place on Thursday, Jan. 23, at the Grimes State Office Building, 400 E. 14th St., in Des Moines. Work sessions are scheduled at 7:45 a.m. and 9 a.m., followed by the business meeting at 10 a.m. See compete agenda with attachments here.

Branstad, Reynolds highlight progress following landmark education reform package

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Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Gov. Terry Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds today were joined by Iowa Department of Education Director Brad Buck to highlight the progress made under the landmark education reform package of 2013. “Lieutenant Governor Reynolds and I are pleased with the progress being made to restore Iowa’s leadership position…

Iowa’s Teacher of the Year supports Iowa Core

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Thursday, January 16, 2014
It’s an average day in Jane Schmidt’s eighth-grade literacy classroom. Well, as average as you can get in a classroom headed by the 2014 Iowa Teacher of the Year. “Let’s examine today’s standards, or expectations,” Schmidt tells students as soon as they are seated. They cast their eyes to the wall be…

Annual Condition of Education report is available

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Wednesday, January 15, 2014
The Iowa Department of Education today released the latest edition of the Annual Condition of Education report. The report provides a wide range of state-level data, including shifts in student populations and demographics, teacher salaries and characteristics, student achievement results and school financial inform…

Iowa students selected for prestigious United States Senate Youth Program

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Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Edgar Thornton, a senior at Iowa City High School. Pablo Haake, a junior from Davenport Central High School Two students have been selected as delegates to represent Iowa in the annual United States Senate Youth Program. Pablo Haake, a junior from Davenport Central High School, and Edgar Thornton, a senior at …

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