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A better way to student teach?

Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Two Iowa colleges have been chosen to collaborate with the Iowa Department of Education on a pilot project designed to explore whether there are better ways to deliver the educational experience to student teachers. The University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls and Dordt College in Sioux Center will share in a $1 m…

Advisory: State Board of Education meets Thursday, Jan. 23

Tuesday, January 21, 2014
The Iowa State Board of Education’s next regular meeting will take place on Thursday, Jan. 23, at the Grimes State Office Building, 400 E. 14th St., in Des Moines. Work sessions are scheduled at 7:45 a.m. and 9 a.m., followed by the business meeting at 10 a.m. See compete agenda with attachments here.

Branstad, Reynolds highlight progress following landmark education reform package

Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Gov. Terry Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds today were joined by Iowa Department of Education Director Brad Buck to highlight the progress made under the landmark education reform package of 2013. “Lieutenant Governor Reynolds and I are pleased with the progress being made to restore Iowa’s leadership position…

Iowa’s Teacher of the Year supports Iowa Core

Thursday, January 16, 2014
It’s an average day in Jane Schmidt’s eighth-grade literacy classroom. Well, as average as you can get in a classroom headed by the 2014 Iowa Teacher of the Year. “Let’s examine today’s standards, or expectations,” Schmidt tells students as soon as they are seated. They cast their eyes to the wall be…

Annual Condition of Education report is available

Wednesday, January 15, 2014
The Iowa Department of Education today released the latest 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 inform…

Iowa students selected for prestigious United States Senate Youth Program

Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Edgar Thornton, a senior at Iowa City High School. Pablo Haake, a junior from Davenport Central High School Two students have been selected as delegates to represent Iowa in the annual United States Senate Youth Program. Pablo Haake, a junior from Davenport Central High School, and Edgar Thornton, a senior at …

Director Buck announces Iowa Core Commission

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

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

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

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. …


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