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Director Buck: 2013 AYP results show need for new federal accountability framework

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Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Iowa Department of Education Director Brad Buck today said this year’s Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) results for the state’s schools and school districts reinforce that the accountability system set up under the 2001 federal No Child Left Behind law is the wrong fit for states and should be revised. The Departm…

Director Buck announces members of the Reporting Requirement Review Task Force

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Friday, September 20, 2013
Iowa Department of Education Director Brad Buck today announced the five Iowans who will serve on a task force to study state education reporting requirements. The Reporting Requirement Review Task Force was established as part of House File 215, the landmark education reform bill adopted by Iowa lawmakers this year…

Iowans invited to give feedback on science standards

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Wednesday, September 18, 2013
The Iowa Department of Education has launched a public opinion survey of Iowans regarding the Next Generation Science Standards. The survey is part of a broader state effort to seek input on the new science standards, which represent a multi-state effort to develop a common set of learning expectations for students …

Director Buck announces members of the Iowa Suicide Prevention and Trauma-Informed Care Task Force

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Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Iowa Department of Education Director Brad Buck today announced the 23 Iowans who will serve on a state task force to develop suicide prevention and trauma-informed care training requirements for Iowans who are licensed by the Iowa Board of Educational Examiners. The Iowa Suicide Prevention and Trauma-Informed Care …

Five Questions with the Iowa History Teacher of the Year

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Monday, September 16, 2013
When Lamoni teacher Josh Culberson was a young boy growing up in Stratford, he loved to take a step back in time, whether it was through his grandmother’s stories or History Channel documentaries on television. Today, Culberson, 37, brings the past to life for his fourth-graders at Lamoni Elementary School. His co…

Iowans wanted for special education panel

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Wednesday, September 11, 2013
The Iowa Department of Education is seeking members to join the Iowa Special Education Advisory Panel, known as SEAP. SEAP should represent all Iowans, including those who are culturally and linguistically diverse. We especially are seeking people with the following attributes: Those who live in the Quad Citie…

Math, science whiz traces talent back to Dad and Legos

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Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Ryan Cazin of Burlington seems like your typical college freshman. He hangs out with friends and plays football, basketball, and the trombone. Unlike many of his classmates, however, he has developed a love for science and math. It paid off for the Iowa State University freshman this summer with a first-place win in th…

Early literacy and RtI

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Monday, September 9, 2013
Some 600 educators representing a partnership of the Iowa Department of Education, Area Education Agencies and school districts across the state have kicked off a statewide effort to implement Response to Intervention and help students read proficiently by the end of third grade. Teachers and school administrators w…

Students, teachers invited to Constitution Day webinar

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Wednesday, September 4, 2013
“The Constitution is a guide which I will never abandon.” - George Washington United States Constitution Day is September 17 each year. This year, the Iowa Department of Education has partnered with the Iowa Bar Association to help schools actively take part in celebrating the day. Join us from 10 - 11 a.m. on S…

Competency-based education grant application has launched

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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…

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