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More schools, districts “in need of assistance” under NCLB

Date: 
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Director Buck supports long-overdue revision of the federal law More Iowa schools and districts were identified as “in need of assistance” under the federal No Child Left Behind law based on student performance on state tests taken during the 2013-14 school year, according to the 2014 State Report Card for No Ch…

Advisory: State Report Card for NCLB to be released Tuesday

Date: 
Monday, September 15, 2014
Embargoed copies available today; conference call set for Tuesday The 2014 State Report Card for No Child Left Behind will be released Tuesday, Sept. 16, at 8:30 a.m. The annual report includes Iowa assessment results, attendance rates, high school graduation rates, teacher qualifications, and schools and distric…

Branstad, Reynolds, Director Buck unveil Financial Literacy Work Team recommendations

Date: 
Monday, September 15, 2014
Gov. Terry Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds were joined at their weekly press conference today by Iowa Department of Education Director Brad Buck to announce the recommendations of the Financial Literacy Work Team. Buck convened the 13-member work team in January 2014 to ensure Iowa students are learning the financia…

There is nothing puzzling about the IEP

Date: 
Monday, September 8, 2014
If you’ve ever tackled a 1,000-piece jigsaw, you know the feeling: Where to start? But your goal, piece by piece, is to make it whole. It takes patience. And a whole lot of determination. That’s not unlike the family who has a child on an Individualized Educational Program, or IEP. Particularly at the start …

91 percent of school districts implementing literacy system

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Tuesday, September 2, 2014
A majority of Iowa’s school districts are building on their literacy instruction by implementing an early warning system to help schools identify and intervene with students who are struggling to read.   Ninety-one percent of districts and some nonpublic schools this fall will put in place the early warning …

Fall listening tour connects state with TLC districts

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Thursday, August 28, 2014
Following the success of an August symposium on teacher and principal leadership, state education officials have organized a fall listening tour of some of the first 39 school districts to implement plans through Iowa’s new Teacher Leadership and Compensation System, known as TLC. Officials from the Branstad-Reyno…

Advisory: State Board of Education meets Thursday, Aug. 7

Date: 
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
The Iowa State Board of Education’s next regular meeting will take place on Thursday, Aug. 7, at the Grimes State Office Building, 400 E. 14th St., in Des Moines. A work session begins at 9:30 a.m., followed by the business meeting at 10 a.m. See complete agenda with attachments here.

Great teaching and leadership for Iowa

Date: 
Monday, August 4, 2014
Make no mistake – interest in the state’s Teacher Leadership and Compensation system is high. To wit: 39 school districts representing a third of Iowa’s students are kicking off the system this fall. The Iowa Teacher and Principal Leadership Symposium on Monday drew an over-capacity crowd in Ankeny, w…

Watch the Teacher and Principal Leadership Symposium Live

Date: 
Monday, August 4, 2014
Iowans who cannot attend the August 4 Iowa Teacher and Principal Leadership Symposium can watch live online at the following link: https://educateiowa.eduvision.tv/SchoolLiveSchedules.aspx Featured speakers include Vivien Stewart from the Asia Society, Ee-Ling Low from the National Institute of Education in Singapor…

How will the 2014 session impact your school?

Date: 
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
New and amended education laws went into effect on July 1, prompting school districts across Iowa to take note. Among them, state legislators set aside $2 million to support an early warning system that helps schools identify and monitor struggling readers, as well as those students up through sixth grade who are on…

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