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2013 Student eligibility guidelines for free and reduced-price meals announced

Monday, August 26, 2013
The policy for free and reduced-price school meals for children who are unable to pay the full price of meals has been released by the Iowa Department of Education. The meals are served through the National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program and the Afterschool Care Snack Program. State and local offi…

Interim Director Magee issues statement on Iowa’s ACT results

Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Iowa Department of Education Interim Director D.T. Magee released the following statement in response to ACT’s annual nationwide release of assessment results today: “We are proud of Iowa’s performance on this important assessment, but we still have a lot of work to do to prepare our students for success after…

New state task force to review science standards

Thursday, August 15, 2013
Iowa Department of Education Interim Director D.T. Magee announced the 28 Iowans who will serve on a state task force to review the Next Generation Science Standards. The new science standards represent a multi-state effort to develop a common set of learning expectations in science for students in kindergarten thro…

New high school equivalency diploma test to replace GED® in Iowa next year

Thursday, August 8, 2013
The Iowa Department of Education announced a new test that will replace the GED® in 2014 as the assessment required to earn a state-issued high school equivalency diploma. The new test, developed by the nonprofit ETS, will be more affordable for Iowans and is aligned with statewide standards for what students in ki…

Gov. Branstad unveils online jobs board for education

Monday, August 5, 2013
Gov. Terry Branstad and Iowa Department of Education Interim Director D.T. Magee today ushered in a new era for the education job market by unveiling, a new statewide education job posting system. simplifies the search for education jobs and employees, expands the pool of job candidates s…

Seven questions with the State Board of Education’s student member

Thursday, August 1, 2013
Many high school students ponder their own futures in education. Edgar Thornton, a high school student from Iowa City, thinks about the state’s future in education. Thornton, a senior at City High, has been appointed to serve a one-year term as the student member of the Iowa State Board of Education.  His lov…

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Tuesday, July 30, 2013 provides around-the-clock bullying and suicide prevention resources for students and adults.

Interim Director Magee announces members of new Commission on Educator Leadership and Compensation

Thursday, July 25, 2013
Iowa Department of Education Interim Director D.T. Magee announced the 20 Iowans who will serve on a state commission that will play a key role in implementing the statewide Teacher Leadership and Compensation System, a significant part of the new education reform law adopted by the Iowa Legislature. School district…

Making sense of math

Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Educators look on as students are led through a math exercise. The old days of math class went something like this: The teacher would scrawl out a problem on the chalkboard, show the class what she was doing, and then hand out worksheets for her students to replicate it. There’s no question that approach wo…

2013 Session: What's new for schools

Monday, July 8, 2013
Iowa school leaders can expect a number of statute changes affecting education policy following the 2013 legislative session. Read the Iowa Department of Education’s summary. The Department also has released guidance to help participating school districts develop teacher leadership and compensation systems.


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