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Buck, Branstad, Reynolds issue statement on Buck’s opportunity as next superintendent of Cedar Rapids district

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Wednesday, March 18, 2015
DES MOINES – Iowa Department of Education Director Brad Buck today released the following statement on being named the next superintendent of the Cedar Rapids Community School District:      “As a native of Cedar Rapids and a proud graduate of Jefferson High School, I’m thrilled to return to my…

Volunteers needed for differentiated accountability pilot

Date: 
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
The Iowa Department of Education is seeking 30-40 volunteer districts, nonpublic schools, preschool programs and Area Education Agencies to participate in a pilot program for implementing a new model of accreditation and improvement for districts, AEAs, and pre-kindergarten programs. The Department will implement a …

Want more options in your class scheduling?

Date: 
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Scheduling troubles? Want to expand your course offerings? Need a second-semester option in the fall? Iowa Learning Online is your answer – at no cost to you or your students. The Iowa Department of Education’s Iowa Learning Online enables students to sign up any period of the day for the classes they want or…

Iowa’s top teachers honored

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Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Front, left to right, Ann Johnson, Clemencia Spizzirri, Tamara Tjeerdsma, Tamara Bane and James Hardy. Second row, left to right, Ryan Higgins, Joshua Steenhoek, Janna Bjork, and Molly Sweeney.Third row, left to right, Dann Speichinger, Jessica Watson, Tammie Cass and Renee McCombs.Back row, left to right, Stan Winq…

Branstad, Reynolds, Iowa Department of Education announce Iowa Financial Literacy Summit

Date: 
Monday, March 9, 2015
A great education includes knowing how to make smart, responsible financial decisions. As part of a statewide effort to improve students’ financial literacy skills, Gov. Terry E. Branstad, Lt. Gov. Reynolds and the Iowa Department of Education today announced they will host an Iowa Financial Literacy Summit this …

Emphasize fluency over comprehension?

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Friday, March 6, 2015
Keystone trainers meet with teachers in Elkader to discuss their program that emphasizes fluency over comprehension. For the cost of only commitment, Keystone Area Education Agency in Elkader has created a promising literacy program that focuses on specific skill-building techniques.   A few bellwether…

Iowa Teacher of the Year nominations due April 25

Date: 
Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Thousands of talented Iowa educators lead and inspire their students, but only one is chosen annually as the state’s top teacher. The deadline to nominate the 2016 Iowa Teacher of the Year is April 25. The award is an opportunity to recognize an exceptional Iowa teacher who is helping to redefine education. Nomina…

Advisory: Science Standards Review Team meets Thursday

Date: 
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Iowa Department of Education Director Brad Buck today announced a meeting of the Science Standards Review Team on Thursday, March 5, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The meeting will take place at the Science Center of Iowa, 401 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway, in Des Moines. The meeting is open to the public. Buck establ…

Iowa strives to boost school breakfast participation

Date: 
Monday, March 2, 2015
This National School Breakfast Week, survey shows a third of Iowa kids skip breakfast Students who eat a healthy breakfast are more likely to pay attention and excel in school, research shows. But thousands of students are starting the school day with an empty stomach, according to a new survey from the Iowa Dep…

Iowa leads the nation in providing college-credit opportunities to high school students

Date: 
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Iowa is a national leader in providing opportunities for high school students to enroll in college coursework, according to two publications released by the Iowa Department of Education. Iowa leads the nation in the percentage of students under age 18 enrolled in community colleges or in all public institutions comb…

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