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Iowa Awards $2.6 Million in School Improvement Grants

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Friday, April 8, 2011
The Iowa Department of Education has selected three schools to receive more than $2.6 million School Improvement Grants (SIG) from the U.S. Department of Education. The fund supports efforts to turn-around low-achieving schools in order to provide more students the opportunity for academic success. "When schools are…

Harkin, Branstad and Glass Introduce Iowa Safe & Supportive Schools Program

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Friday, April 8, 2011
The Iowa Department of Education has released a new video featuring U.S. Senator Tom Harkin, Governor Terry Branstad and Iowa Department of Education Director Jason Glass introducing the new Iowa Safe & Supportive Schools program. The video can be found on YouTube at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NlZYVl0_0iw. …

HS Students Earning Community College Credit Hits Record Level

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Monday, April 4, 2011
The number of high school students earning credit from Iowa's community colleges has hit a record level, according to a report released by the Iowa Department of Education. More than 38,000 Iowa high school students took part in joint enrollment opportunities in 2010, a 14 percent increase over the previous year. These…

Thirty-five Participating in Safe and Supportive Schools Initiative

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Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Thirty-five Iowa high schools across the state will partner with the Iowa Department of Education to work on solutions to eliminate barriers to learning, including bullying and substance abuse. Iowa is one of 11 states chosen for a prestigious federal grant to participate in the Safe and Supportive Schools program. …

Iowa Teacher of the Year Nominations Due April 1

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Thursday, March 17, 2011
Iowa is home to thousands of great teachers who make a difference each and every day in our classrooms, and the deadline is fast approaching to recognize the state's top teacher for 2012. The Iowa Teacher of the Year Award was established in 1958 and is sponsored by the Iowa Department of Education. Nominations for …

Projections Show Public School Enrollment May End 13-Year Decline

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Thursday, March 3, 2011
After thirteen years of declining enrollment, the number of students attending public schools in Iowa is expected to see some modest gains over the next five years, according to projections released by the Iowa Department of Education. The projections are used to forecast district changes in enrollment as well as fundi…

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan to Keynote Iowa Education Summit

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Friday, February 25, 2011
U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan will be the keynote speaker at Gov. Terry Branstad’s Iowa Education Summit to be held Monday, July 25, and Tuesday, July 26, in Des Moines. The goal of the summit, which Gov. Branstad announced during his inaugural address last month, is to build a consensus for how Iowa can on…

Iowa's High School Graduation Rate Increases

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Thursday, February 17, 2011
The graduation rate for Iowa’s Class of 2010 increased over the previous year, according to figures released by the Iowa Department of Education. In fact, all but one student subgroup saw an increase in its graduation rate, with significant increases among both English-Language Learner and Hispanic students. …

More Iowa Seniors Participate, Succeed in Advanced Placement Courses

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Wednesday, February 9, 2011
The number of Iowa high school seniors who participate and succeed in Advanced Placement courses continues to grow, according to the 7th Annual AP Report to the Nation released by the College Board. A total of 5,135 members of Iowa's Class of 2010 took at least one AP exam while in high school, a 9.5% increase over the…

Iowa Students Top National Average on NAEP Science Tests

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Friday, January 28, 2011
Iowa students in the fourth and eighth grades outperformed their peers on the National Assessment of Education Progress (NAEP) science test, according to a new report released by the U.S. Department of Education. Iowa was one of forty-seven states or jurisdictions which participated in the NAEP science tests, given to …

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