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Outstanding College- and Career-Ready Efforts Recognized

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Thursday, May 9, 2013
Iowa Department of Education Director Jason Glass today celebrated a group of Iowans who exemplify or have advanced the goal of getting all students to graduate from high school ready for success in college and the workplace.  View photos from the event.  The Iowa College and Career Readiness honorees w…

Advisory: State Board of Education meets Thursday, May 9

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Wednesday, May 8, 2013
The Iowa State Board of Education’s next regular meeting will take place on Thursday, May 9, at the Grimes State Office Building, 400 E. 14th St., in Des Moines. A work session begins at 9:30 a.m., followed by the business meeting at 11 a.m. See the complete agenda with attachments here.

Advisory: State Board of Education meets Thursday, May 10

Date: 
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
The Iowa State Board of Education’s next regular business meeting will take place on Thursday, May 10, in the second-floor State Board Room of the Grimes State Office Building, 400 E. 14th St., in Des Moines. The business meeting starts at 10 a.m. Thursday’s meeting agenda is as follows. A copy of the complete a…

Iowa will convene task force to review science standards

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Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Iowa’s role in the Next Generation Science Standards initiative will shift from guiding the development of the new science standards to determining whether they are the right fit for Iowa. Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds announced today that the Iowa Department of Education will convene a statewide task force to review …

Department consultant honored for technology work

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Thursday, April 25, 2013
You wouldn’t think Vic Jaras thinks small. But it comes naturally for this 6’ 8” man. His perseverance to even the smallest of details has helped forward Iowa’s before- and after-school programs. It is, as he would say, “what’s best for kids.” Jaras, an educational technology consultant for the Iowa…

Ensuring RtI success: Data system and assessments

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Thursday, April 25, 2013
In order to gauge how Iowa is prepared to implement Response to Intervention (RtI), it is important to understand two key components to RtI: RtI data system and assessments. Both are intricately linked to ensuring successful implementation of RtI. RtI in Iowa is a decision-making framework of evidence-based pract…

Survey will assess RtI readiness

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Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Are Iowa’s schools ready for Response to Intervention, better known as RtI? A survey aimed at the entire education system – from elementary schools to districts to Area Education Agencies to the Iowa Department of Education – will determine that through a survey to be released this Friday, April 26. Partici…

Statement from Director Glass on reported testing improprieties at Davenport’s Madison Elementary School

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Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Iowa Department of Education Director Jason Glass today released the following statement about reported testing improprieties at Madison Elementary School in the Davenport Community School District: “Accurate assessment data help all of us do our part to improve student learning in Iowa. Tampering with test data o…

Survey: Is your school ready for the future?

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Tuesday, April 23, 2013
We’re excited to announce we will be conducting a survey starting this Friday, April 26, to gauge the readiness of Iowa’s education system for its future. The survey is aimed at the entire education system, from elementary schools to districts to Area Education Agencies to the Iowa Department of Education. Pa…

Iowa school districts honored for 'green' efforts

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Monday, April 22, 2013
Two Iowa school districts have been honored for their efforts to create campuses and education programs that stress environmentally sound practices. Des Moines and Starmont were among 78 schools and districts honored nationwide in the U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools’ recognition. Des Moines w…

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