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Iowa’s Teacher of the Year supports Iowa Core

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

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

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 …

Director Buck announces Iowa Core Commission

Monday, January 13, 2014
Advisory group will help successfully implement Iowa’s statewide academic standards Iowa Department of Education Director Brad Buck today announced a new state commission to help ensure Iowa’s academic standards for what students should know and be able to do from kindergarten through 12th grade are put into pra…

The latest on RtI: A new name

Wednesday, January 8, 2014
An effort to implement Response to Intervention in schools statewide is continuing under a new name. Leaders from the Iowa Department of Education, Area Education Agencies, and school districts recently agreed to rename this effort Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS). “Both RtI and MTSS essentially mean the …

Director Buck speaks at ISU College of Human Sciences graduation

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

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

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

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…

Student survey results can help districts improve learning conditions

Monday, November 25, 2013
A recent survey shows a mixed bag when it comes to the perspectives of Iowa’s students as they see life at school and home. On the plus side: Students feel that the staff and faculty at their schools are more engaged with them.  On the downside: Bullying reports are on the rise. The Iowa Youth Survey, cond…


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