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World-Class Schools

Date: 
Monday, January 14, 2013
Gov. Terry Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds released an education reform package that will bring Iowa closer to its goal of providing a world-class education to all children, no matter where they live. Building World-Class Schools for Iowa: A Legislative Brief Key Concepts and Cost Estimates for Iowa Teache…

Science standards

Date: 
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
The final public draft of the Next Generation Science Standards is available for public input at http://www.nextgenscience.org. Comments will be accepted through January 29. The draft is the culmination of a multi-state effort to update science standards. Iowa is a lead state in the development of the Next Gener…

Iowa school bus safety study released

Date: 
Friday, January 4, 2013
The Iowa departments of Transportation and Education are announcing the release of the School Bus Safety Study to the Iowa legislature, as required by Senate File 2218, “Kadyn’s Law.” In response to the findings, Steve Gent, director of the Iowa DOT’s Office of Traffic and Safety said: “The study conducted…

New Video

Date: 
Thursday, January 3, 2013
A legislative proposal from the Branstad-Reynolds administration focuses on strengthening the teaching profession for the benefit of students and educators. The proposal will be largely based on recommendations from the Task Force on Teacher Leadership and Compensation. In this video, three task force members talk …

Statewide enrollment climbs for the first time since 1996

Date: 
Thursday, January 3, 2013
The number of students who enrolled in Iowa’s public schools for the 2012-13 school year increased significantly from the year before, according to the official certified enrollment report released by the Iowa Department of Education. This is the first significant enrollment increase for Iowa’s public schools in…

Statement from Director Glass on the Connecticut school tragedy

Date: 
Friday, December 14, 2012
“Today, Iowa weeps with the nation at the news of the tragic school shootings in Connecticut. Our hearts break with the survivors, families, and community affected by this horrific event and the unimaginable pain they must be feeling. “The images and details of today’s tragedy will generate fear and questions.…

Iowa’s vocabulary results on NAEP test are released

Date: 
Thursday, December 6, 2012
Iowa’s student results on the vocabulary portion of the National Assessment of Educational Progress declined significantly from 2009 to 2011 at the fourth-grade level and were stagnant at the eighth-grade level, according to NAEP results released today. “Today’s NAEP results are troubling for Iowa because voca…

Governor’s Bullying Prevention Summit now sold out; Iowans encouraged to watch online

Date: 
Monday, November 26, 2012
Gov. Terry Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds today announced that the Governor’s Bullying Prevention Summit tomorrow is at capacity, and tickets are no longer available. The Governor’s Bullying Prevention Summit will have nearly 1,200 attendees, including students, educators and parents from across the state. …

Director Glass commends Iowa’s No. 1 standing for state graduation rates, cautions that more work remains

Date: 
Monday, November 26, 2012
Iowa Department of Education Director Jason Glass today released the following statement about new U.S. Department of Education data showing that Iowa led the nation in state four-year graduation rates in 2010-11, the first year for which all states used a common, rigorous measure. Previously, states used different met…

Task force releases recommendations on early childhood assessment

Date: 
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Members of the Task Force on Early Childhood Assessment today released their final report, which recommends one standard school readiness assessment for Iowa school districts to administer. The group is one of six state task forces established as part of Senate File 2284, the education package adopted by the Iowa Le…

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