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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’

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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

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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…

A (big) cut above the rest

Date: 
Monday, November 18, 2013
Teachers Tania Fried and Megan Jones prepare to co-teach. School makes huge strides in ensuring high achievement It’s no secret that many Iowa schools struggle with getting grade-level achievement from their students on Individualized Education Programs. On average, only 32.31 percent of students with Individua…

Notice for Public Comment - SIG Application Waivers

Date: 
Monday, November 18, 2013
The Iowa Department of Education is in the process of writing the FY 2013 School Improvement Grant application, new awards competition (Section 1003[3] of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, CFDA Number 84.377A). As part of the grant application, the department is seeking the following waivers. The public is…

Iowa’s top teachers honored

Date: 
Friday, November 8, 2013
Flanked by Iowa Department of Education Bureau Chief Byron Darnall on the left and Director of Education Brad Buck on the right, the finalists and winner of the 2014 Teacher of the Year are, from left to right, Kristi Wickre, Kari Murray, Jane Schmidt (winner), Elaine Wolf and Aaron Maurer. Finalist Jon Parrott was …

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