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Iowa Teacher and Principal Leadership Symposium details are announced

Date: 
Thursday, August 2, 2012
The governor’s office today announced more details of Friday’s Iowa Teacher and Principal Leadership Symposium. The sold-out symposium will be live streamed by JDL Horizons. JDL Horizons, using its flagship Internet streaming solution EduVision, will produce and stream the Iowa Teacher and Principal Leadership S…

Advisory: Director Glass announces Competency-Based Instruction Task Force

Date: 
Friday, July 27, 2012
Iowa Department of Education Director Jason Glass today announced the 35 Iowans who will serve on the Competency-Based Instruction Task Force, which was established in Senate File 2284 to study competency-based instruction standards and the integration of competency-based instruction with the Iowa Core, as well as to d…

Advisory: State Board of Education meets Tuesday, July 31

Date: 
Friday, July 27, 2012
The Iowa State Board of Education’s next regular business meeting will take place on Tuesday, July 31, in the 2nd floor State Board Room of the Grimes State Office Building, 400 E. 14th St., in Des Moines. The business meeting starts at 10 a.m. Tuesday’s meeting agenda is as follows. A copy of the complete agend…

Advisory:Task Force on Teacher Leadership and Compensation Meeting Notice

Date: 
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Iowa Department of Education Director Jason Glass today announced a meeting of the Task Force on Teacher Leadership and Compensation on Friday, July 27, 2012, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The meeting will take place in Room B100 (basement level) of the Grimes State Office Building. Glass established the task force in Febr…

Advisory: Instructional Time Task Force Meeting Notice

Date: 
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Iowa Department of Education Director Jason Glass today announced the first meeting of the Instructional Time Task Force on Thursday, July 26, 2012, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The meeting will take place in Room B100 (basement level) in the Grimes State Office Building. The task force was established in Senate File 2284…

Director Glass names members of new Instructional Time Task Force

Date: 
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Iowa Department of Education Director Jason Glass today announced the 16 Iowans who will serve on the Instructional Time Task Force, which was established in Senate File 2284 to study issues such as the school start date, length of the school day and school year, and after-school programming. “This task force will…

Iowa receives short-term relief from No Child Left Behind targets

Date: 
Monday, July 2, 2012
Iowa has received U.S. Department of Education approval for a one-year freeze of the target increases that schools are held to under the federal No Child Left Behind Act, Iowa Department of Education Director Jason Glass said today. “I’m grateful to the U.S. Department of Education for its prompt approval of thi…

Iowa seeks short-term relief from No Child Left Behind targets

Date: 
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Because Iowa's state application for a waiver from certain provisions of the No Child Left Behind Act was turned down, the Iowa Department of Education today requested a one-year freeze of the state target increases that schools are held to under the federal education law. The targets vary by grade level and subject…

Advisory: State Board of Education retreat is June 27-28

Date: 
Monday, June 25, 2012
The Iowa State Board of Education’s annual retreat will take place on June 27-28 at Des Moines Area Community College in Ankeny. The retreat agenda is as follows. A copy of the complete agenda with attachments is available on the Iowa Department of Education’s website. Business meeting – Wednesday, June 27 …

Federal government turns down Iowa's No Child Left Behind waiver request

Date: 
Thursday, June 21, 2012
  Because of recent Iowa legislation, the U.S. Department of Education cannot approve Iowa’s state application for a waiver from key provisions of the federal No Child Left Behind Act, Iowa Department of Education Director Jason Glass said. The central stumbling block is a new statutory requirement, pa…

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