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Iowans wanted for special education panel

Wednesday, September 11, 2013
The Iowa Department of Education is seeking members to join the Iowa Special Education Advisory Panel, known as SEAP. SEAP should represent all Iowans, including those who are culturally and linguistically diverse. We especially are seeking people with the following attributes: Those who live in the Quad Citie…

Math, science whiz traces talent back to Dad and Legos

Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Ryan Cazin of Burlington seems like your typical college freshman. He hangs out with friends and plays football, basketball, and the trombone. Unlike many of his classmates, however, he has developed a love for science and math. It paid off for the Iowa State University freshman this summer with a first-place win in th…

Early literacy and RtI

Monday, September 9, 2013
Some 600 educators representing a partnership of the Iowa Department of Education, Area Education Agencies and school districts across the state have kicked off a statewide effort to implement Response to Intervention and help students read proficiently by the end of third grade. Teachers and school administrators w…

Students, teachers invited to Constitution Day webinar

Wednesday, September 4, 2013
“The Constitution is a guide which I will never abandon.” - George Washington United States Constitution Day is September 17 each year. This year, the Iowa Department of Education has partnered with the Iowa Bar Association to help schools actively take part in celebrating the day. Join us from 10 - 11 a.m. on S…

Competency-based education grant application has launched

Friday, August 30, 2013
The Legislature has directed the Iowa Department of Education to establish a competency-based education program that will award a total of $100,000 in grants for schools and districts to develop, implement, and evaluate pilot projects. Applications are being accepted through Friday, September 27. Districts and schoo…

Director Buck announces members of new Council on Educator Development

Friday, August 30, 2013
Iowa Department of Education Director Brad Buck today announced the 19 Iowans who will serve on a state council to study and recommend new statewide systems for evaluating Iowa teachers and school administrators. The Council on Educator Development was established as part of House File 215, the landmark education re…

Conflict resolution

Tuesday, August 27, 2013
It was about the last thing Linda Biermann wanted to do: raise conflict. Sometimes it is easier to live by the adage: “Go along to get along.” But Linda, who lives amid the rolling hills near northeast Iowa’s Tripoli (pronounced Trip-Oh-La), knew her problem wasn’t going to go away unless she intervened.…

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…


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