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Branstad-Reynolds administration unveils final recommendations for world-class schools

Date: 
Friday, January 6, 2012
Gov. Terry Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds released their final recommendations for restoring Iowa's standing as a leader in education and preparing all students to compete for jobs in a global economy. The document represents an overview of proposed education legislation that will be presented by the Governor an…

Iowa students sought for new state advisory group

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Thursday, January 5, 2012
Iowa students are invited to apply for a seat on a new state advisory council formed by Iowa Department of Education Director Jason Glass. The Learning Council, which will be made up of 15 students, complements efforts by the Branstad-Reynolds administration and Director Glass to get input from various stakeholders …

2011-12 enrollment figures show slight decline

Date: 
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
The number of students who enrolled in Iowa's public schools for the 2011-12 school year decreased slightly from the year before, according to the official certified enrollment report released by the Iowa Department of Education. A total of 473,213 students in kindergarten through 12th grade enrolled in public s…

2011 Annual Condition of Education report is available

Date: 
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
The Iowa Department of Education released the 2011 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 information. …

Director Glass commends National Education Association plan for raising educator effectiveness and professionalism

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Monday, December 12, 2011
Iowa Department of Education Director Jason Glass today commended the nation's largest teachers union for pushing a new career path for teachers that includes differentiated compensation and leadership roles, along with peer-based evaluation and support – strategies that align with the education blueprint released by…

Community college enrollment declines slightly

Date: 
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Fall enrollment at Iowa’s 15 community colleges decreased slightly for the first time since 1994, according to an annual report released Wednesday by the Iowa Department of Education. This fall’s 0.6 percent enrollment decrease follows significant increases in previous years, including a 5.9 percent increase in …

School districts honored for ‘Breaking Barriers’

Date: 
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Ten school districts from across the state were honored by the State Board of Education for significant progress in closing gaps in student achievement. The Breaking Barriers to Learning and Teaching Award was created by the State Board. Each year, the award recognizes successful efforts to eliminate achievement g…

Director Glass: Iowa’s NAEP results are a call to action

Date: 
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
The nation’s students took significant strides on the National Assessment of Educational Progress, while Iowa’s results show a continued pattern of stagnation, Iowa Department of Education Director Jason Glass said. “I had hoped that the results would show the tide is turning in Iowa – that the state had begun…

Iowa education leaders to apply for No Child Left Behind waiver

Date: 
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
The Iowa Department of Education today notified the U.S. Department of Education of its intent to seek a waiver from requirements of the federal No Child Left Behind Act in February, Director Jason Glass said. “We expect our schools to meet high standards, but we need to do it in a way that focuses on students mak…

Iowa to lead effort to write new science standards

Date: 
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Iowa is one of 20 states that will lead the development of Next Generation Science Standards, which will clearly define the content and practices students will need to learn from kindergarten through high school graduation. The standards process is being managed by Achieve, a nonprofit education reform organization…

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