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Director Glass names members of new Instructional Time Task Force

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Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Iowa Department of Education Director Jason Glass today announced the 16 Iowans who will serve on the Instructional Time Task Force, which was established in Senate File 2284 to study issues such as the school start date, length of the school day and school year, and after-school programming. “This task force will…

Iowa receives short-term relief from No Child Left Behind targets

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Monday, July 2, 2012
Iowa has received U.S. Department of Education approval for a one-year freeze of the target increases that schools are held to under the federal No Child Left Behind Act, Iowa Department of Education Director Jason Glass said today. “I’m grateful to the U.S. Department of Education for its prompt approval of thi…

Iowa seeks short-term relief from No Child Left Behind targets

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Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Because Iowa's state application for a waiver from certain provisions of the No Child Left Behind Act was turned down, the Iowa Department of Education today requested a one-year freeze of the state target increases that schools are held to under the federal education law. The targets vary by grade level and subject…

Advisory: State Board of Education retreat is June 27-28

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Monday, June 25, 2012
The Iowa State Board of Education’s annual retreat will take place on June 27-28 at Des Moines Area Community College in Ankeny. The retreat agenda is as follows. A copy of the complete agenda with attachments is available on the Iowa Department of Education’s website. Business meeting – Wednesday, June 27 …

Federal government turns down Iowa's No Child Left Behind waiver request

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Thursday, June 21, 2012
  Because of recent Iowa legislation, the U.S. Department of Education cannot approve Iowa’s state application for a waiver from key provisions of the federal No Child Left Behind Act, Iowa Department of Education Director Jason Glass said. The central stumbling block is a new statutory requirement, pa…

Leaders on Thinking

Date: 
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
The Iowa Department of Education released a new report by two Iowa school administrators who examined the thinking and leadership of highly successful people as part of an ongoing project. Watch the video. The report, "Leaders on Thinking," summarizes the common themes developed from interviews with successfu…

Advisory: Statewide special education conference kicks off Monday

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Thursday, June 7, 2012
More than 1,200 Iowans who are committed to making dramatic improvements for students with disabilities will join forces at a two-day special education conference hosted by the Iowa Department of Education beginning Monday, June 11, in Des Moines. Iowa ranks near the bottom of the pack nationally for a gap in achiev…

Branstad, Reynolds announce summer Iowa Teacher and Principal Leadership Symposium

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Monday, May 21, 2012
Gov. Terry Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds joined Education Director Jason Glass on May 21 and announced that they will host the Iowa Teacher and Principal Leadership Symposium on Friday, August 3, at Drake University in Des Moines. “Young people need to finish high school ready for college or career traini…

Iowa community colleges earn accreditation for concurrent enrollment programs

Date: 
Monday, April 30, 2012
Eleven Iowa community colleges that educate high school students through concurrent enrollment programs have earned accreditation from the National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships (NACEP). NACEP accreditation validates the quality of programs that provide college courses to high school students. Prog…

Iowa community colleges earn accreditation for concurrent enrollment programs

Date: 
Monday, April 30, 2012
Eleven Iowa community colleges that educate high school students through concurrent enrollment programs have earned accreditation from the National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships (NACEP). NACEP accreditation validates the quality of programs that provide college courses to high school students. Pr…

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