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Advisory: Statewide special education conference kicks off Monday

Date: 
Thursday, June 7, 2012
More than 1,200 Iowans who are committed to making dramatic improvements for students with disabilities will join forces at a two-day special education conference hosted by the Iowa Department of Education beginning Monday, June 11, in Des Moines. Iowa ranks near the bottom of the pack nationally for a gap in achiev…

Iowa community colleges earn accreditation for concurrent enrollment programs

Date: 
Monday, April 30, 2012
Eleven Iowa community colleges that educate high school students through concurrent enrollment programs have earned accreditation from the National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships (NACEP). NACEP accreditation validates the quality of programs that provide college courses to high school students. …

Iowa community colleges earn accreditation for concurrent enrollment programs

Date: 
Monday, April 30, 2012
Eleven Iowa community colleges that educate high school students through concurrent enrollment programs have earned accreditation from the National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships (NACEP). NACEP accreditation validates the quality of programs that provide college courses to high school students. Pr…

Director Glass, education professor take ACT college entrance exam

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Monday, April 16, 2012
Iowa Department of Education Director Jason Glass took the ACT college entrance exam with Scott McLeod, an Associate Professor of Educational Leadership at the University of Kentucky. Glass said the experience reinforced the rigor of the ACT, which he described as challenging. “The ACT is an in-depth assessment…

Advisory: Director Glass to take ACT college entrance exam Monday

Date: 
Friday, April 13, 2012
Friendly challenge with education professor aims to raise awareness Iowa Department of Education Director Jason Glass will take the ACT college entrance exam for the first time since high school on Monday, April 16, with Scott McLeod, an Associate Professor of Educational Leadership at the University of Kentucky. …

Advisory: State Board of Education meets Thursday, March 29

Date: 
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
The Iowa State Board of Education’s next regular business meeting will take place on Thursday, March 29, 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. Thursday’s meeting agenda is as follows. Click here for a copy of …

Statement from Director Glass: Attorney General's opinion validates Department's finding that online programs are legal

Date: 
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
An opinion from the Iowa Attorney General today validates the Iowa Department of Education’s finding that proposals for online education programs in the CAM and Clayton Ridge school districts meet state law, Director Jason Glass said today. At the school districts’ request, the Department agreed to review the CA…

Iowa high school graduation rate declines slightly

Date: 
Thursday, March 8, 2012
The graduation rate for Iowa’s class of 2011 declined less than 1 percent from the previous year, according to figures released by the Iowa Department of Education. The state saw virtually no change in the annual dropout rate and an increase in the statewide graduation rate for students who took an extra year …

Iowa Teacher of the Year nominations due April 2

Date: 
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
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 2013 Iowa Teacher of the Year is April 2. The award is an opportunity to recognize an Iowa teacher who motivates, challenges and inspires excellence; wh…

Iowa applies for No Child Left Behind waiver

Date: 
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Iowa Department of Education Director Jason Glass and other department leaders submitted an application for a waiver from the rigid accountability measures of the federal No Child Left Behind law. The proposal reflects a bold accountability system that makes sense for Iowa and emphasizes student growth and progress…

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