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Learning Council recommendations give students a voice in education reform

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Thursday, March 14, 2013
A panel of Iowa students capped off months of discussion about key education issues on March 14 with recommendations to make the state’s schools more relevant, engaging and effective. The Learning Council’s recommendations include improvements to teaching, testing and high school curriculum. The students also ca…

Iowa Teacher of the Year nominations due April 26

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Thursday, March 14, 2013
Thousands of talented Iowa educators lead and inspire their students, but only one is chosen annually as the state’s top teacher. The deadline to nominate the 2014 Iowa Teacher of the Year is April 26. The award is an opportunity to recognize an exceptional Iowa teacher who is helping to redefine education. Nomina…

Education: Developing a worldwide competitive edge

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Monday, March 4, 2013
If the United States doesn’t start effectively competing educationally on a global front, it could affect our standard of living, Marc S. Tucker, an internationally recognized education expert, said in Des Moines on March 4. Don’t see it? Consider: Top-performing education systems are producing more we…

Iowa’s high school graduation rate increases

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Wednesday, February 27, 2013
The graduation rate for Iowa’s class of 2012 climbed statewide from the previous year, according to figures released today by the Iowa Department of Education. “Iowa’s graduation rate is a testament to the hard work and commitment that teachers and school leaders show in classrooms across the state,” Iowa De…

High-poverty districts make major inroads on reading

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Monday, February 25, 2013
Pictured here, Murray Superintendent Alan Miller meets with staff. The Murray district is one example of a system in which poverty doesn’t interfere with student success. It may be well known that high-poverty schools will have lower proficiency rates than their more affluent counterparts. Sure, it’s well kn…

Announcement: Statewide Data System and Assessments

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Thursday, February 21, 2013
The best way to solve reading problems is to prevent them. The Iowa Department of Education today announced important information about the tools that will support implementation of Response to Intervention. This is a major step forward in the state’s commitment to promote early literacy results statewide. 2013-02…

Annual Condition of Education report is available

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Thursday, January 31, 2013
The Iowa Department of Education released the 2012 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. …

Advisory: State Board of Education meets Thursday, Jan. 31

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Tuesday, January 29, 2013
The Iowa State Board of Education’s next regular meeting will take place on Thursday, Jan. 31, at the Grimes State Office Building, 400 E. 14th St., in Des Moines. A work session begins at 7:30 a.m. at the State Capitol, followed by another work session at 9 a.m at the Grimes State Office Building. The business meeti…

Iowans needed to help combat student hunger in the summer

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Tuesday, January 29, 2013
A child’s nutrition needs don’t end with the school year. To that end, the Iowa Department of Education seeks sponsors statewide to help run a program that provides healthy meals and snacks to children in low-income neighborhoods through the summer. The Summer Food Service Program, administered by the Iowa Depar…

RtI: Strong results guaranteed

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Monday, January 28, 2013
A Des Moines middle school was struggling with student reading scores. Last fall’s tests showed that only 33 percent of students were considered proficient. Winter tests, however, show 49 percent are now proficient. And this is just the beginning. Read about what this education team did to bolster their students…

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