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Director Buck announces Iowa Core Commission

Date: 
Monday, January 13, 2014
Advisory group will help successfully implement Iowa’s statewide academic standards Iowa Department of Education Director Brad Buck today announced a new state commission to help ensure Iowa’s academic standards for what students should know and be able to do from kindergarten through 12th grade are put into pra…

The latest on RtI: A new name

Date: 
Wednesday, January 8, 2014
An effort to implement Response to Intervention in schools statewide is continuing under a new name. Leaders from the Iowa Department of Education, Area Education Agencies, and school districts recently agreed to rename this effort Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS). “Both RtI and MTSS essentially mean the …

Director Buck speaks at ISU College of Human Sciences graduation

Date: 
Friday, December 20, 2013
Iowa Department of Education Director Brad Buck, a first-generation college graduate, said small moments of encouragement had a powerful impact on his educational path as a young student in Cedar Rapids. Buck spoke to an audience of about 1,200, including 120 graduates, at the Iowa State University College of Human Sci…

Director Buck announces members of the Secondary Career and Technical Education Task Force

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Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Iowa Department of Education Director Brad Buck today announced the 26 Iowans who will serve on a state task force that will make recommendations to reduce skill shortages, enhance economic growth, and ensure that all students have access to high-quality, globally competitive career and technical education programs. …

Iowa students encouraged to apply for State Board of Education position by Jan. 31

Date: 
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
The State Board of Education is seeking applications for its student member position. The application deadline is Jan. 31. Each year, the Governor appoints a student to serve as a non-voting member of the State Board of Education. The next one-year term runs from May 1, 2014, through April 30, 2015. The State Boa…

Common Core in Iowa: What you need to know

Date: 
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
What is the Iowa Core? One central component of a great school system is a clear set of expectations, or standards, that educators help all students reach. In Iowa, that effort is known as the Iowa Core. The Iowa Core represents our statewide academic standards, which describe what students should know and be abl…

Student survey results can help districts improve learning conditions

Date: 
Monday, November 25, 2013
A recent survey shows a mixed bag when it comes to the perspectives of Iowa’s students as they see life at school and home. On the plus side: Students feel that the staff and faculty at their schools are more engaged with them.  On the downside: Bullying reports are on the rise. The Iowa Youth Survey, cond…

Six Iowa schools honored for ‘Breaking Barriers’

Date: 
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Schools recognized for reducing gaps in achievement among students Six schools from across the state were honored by the State Board of Education today for significant progress in closing gaps in student achievement. The Breaking Barriers to Teaching and Learning Award was created by the State Board of Education.…

Notice for Public Comment - Field Test Flexibility Waiver

Date: 
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Iowa is seeking the double-testing flexibility for the participating  local schools by requesting a one-year waiver of the following requirements in Title I, Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965. As part of the waiver application process, the public is invited to provide comment on the c…

Advisory: State Board of Education meets Nov. 20-21

Date: 
Monday, November 18, 2013
The Iowa State Board of Education will meet on November 20-21 in Des Moines. The State Board of Education’s business meeting will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 20, at the Grimes State Office Building, 400 E. 14th St., in Des Moines. The business meeting begins at 10 a.m. in the second-floor State Board Room. On…

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