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Governor’s Bullying Prevention Summit now sold out; Iowans encouraged to watch online

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Monday, November 26, 2012
Gov. Terry Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds today announced that the Governor’s Bullying Prevention Summit tomorrow is at capacity, and tickets are no longer available. The Governor’s Bullying Prevention Summit will have nearly 1,200 attendees, including students, educators and parents from across the state. …

Director Glass commends Iowa’s No. 1 standing for state graduation rates, cautions that more work remains

Date: 
Monday, November 26, 2012
Iowa Department of Education Director Jason Glass today released the following statement about new U.S. Department of Education data showing that Iowa led the nation in state four-year graduation rates in 2010-11, the first year for which all states used a common, rigorous measure. Previously, states used different met…

Task force releases recommendations on early childhood assessment

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Thursday, November 15, 2012
Members of the Task Force on Early Childhood Assessment today released their final report, which recommends one standard school readiness assessment for Iowa school districts to administer. The group is one of six state task forces established as part of Senate File 2284, the education package adopted by the Iowa Le…

New report details Iowa’s education challenges, introduces one part of the solution

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Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Iowa’s results on national assessments continue to show a pattern of stagnation across the board, from low-achieving students to high performers, according to a new report released by the Iowa Department of Education. Overcoming the Achievement Divide: Key Challenges and Solutions for Iowa Schools The state als…

Advisory: Schools to be honored for closing achievement gaps

Date: 
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Five schools from across the state were honored by the State Board of Education on Nov. 15 for making significant progress in closing gaps in student achievement. In the photo: Charlie Edwards, vice president of the State Board of Education, congratulates Principal Doreen Knuth from Bloomer Elementary School in …

Schools honored for closing achievement gaps

Date: 
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Five schools from across the state were honored by the State Board of Education on Nov. 15 for making significant progress in closing gaps in student achievement. The winners of the 2012 Breaking Barriers to Teaching and Learning Award were announced during the annual Iowa Association of School Boards Convention in …

Advisory: State Board of Education telephonic meeting is Wednesday, Nov. 7

Date: 
Monday, November 5, 2012
The Iowa State Board of Education will hold a telephonic meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 7, at 2 p.m. The telephonic meeting will originate in the 2nd floor State Board Room of the Grimes State Office Building, 400 E. 14th St., in Des Moines. Members of the media and the public may attend in person or dial in at the foll…

Iowa's top teachers honored

Date: 
Friday, October 26, 2012
Front Row: Heather Anderson, Josie Burg, Karla Digmann, Tania Johnson, Jody Stone, Shelly Bromwich, Amber Davison Back Row: Jason Glass, Carrie Clark, Zachry Christensen, Josh Steenhoek, Mason Kuhn, Matt Heston, Monte DeArmoun, Christine Green Some of the state’s top teachers were honored for their service d…

Three state task forces release final reports

Date: 
Monday, October 15, 2012
Members of three state education task forces today released their final reports, which address such areas as teacher and school administrator evaluations, the state’s teaching standards, and the concept of a longer school day and school year. The Instructional Time Task Force, the Administrator Evaluation Task For…

Task force releases teacher leadership and compensation recommendations

Date: 
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Members of the state Task Force on Teacher Leadership and Compensation released their final recommendations, which set a new vision for the teaching profession in Iowa and provide more support and career opportunities than ever before.    TLC TF Report_FINAL is the culmination of seven months of consen…

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