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Iowans needed to help combat student hunger in the summer

Tuesday, January 29, 2013
A child’s nutrition needs don’t end with the school year. To that end, the Iowa Department of Education seeks sponsors statewide to help run a program that provides healthy meals and snacks to children in low-income neighborhoods through the summer. The Summer Food Service Program, administered by the Iowa Depar…

RtI: Strong results guaranteed

Monday, January 28, 2013
A Des Moines middle school was struggling with student reading scores. Last fall’s tests showed that only 33 percent of students were considered proficient. Winter tests, however, show 49 percent are now proficient. And this is just the beginning. Read about what this education team did to bolster their students'…

World-Class Schools

Monday, January 14, 2013
Gov. Terry Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds released an education reform package that will bring Iowa closer to its goal of providing a world-class education to all children, no matter where they live. Building World-Class Schools for Iowa: A Legislative Brief Key Concepts and Cost Estimates for Iowa Teache…

Science standards

Tuesday, January 8, 2013
The final public draft of the Next Generation Science Standards is available for public input at Comments will be accepted through January 29. The draft is the culmination of a multi-state effort to update science standards. Iowa is a lead state in the development of the Next Gener…

Iowa school bus safety study released

Friday, January 4, 2013
The Iowa departments of Transportation and Education are announcing the release of the School Bus Safety Study to the Iowa legislature, as required by Senate File 2218, “Kadyn’s Law.” In response to the findings, Steve Gent, director of the Iowa DOT’s Office of Traffic and Safety said: “The study conducted…

New Video

Thursday, January 3, 2013
A legislative proposal from the Branstad-Reynolds administration focuses on strengthening the teaching profession for the benefit of students and educators. The proposal will be largely based on recommendations from the Task Force on Teacher Leadership and Compensation. In this video, three task force members talk abou…

Statewide enrollment climbs for the first time since 1996

Thursday, January 3, 2013
The number of students who enrolled in Iowa’s public schools for the 2012-13 school year increased significantly from the year before, according to the official certified enrollment report released by the Iowa Department of Education. This is the first significant enrollment increase for Iowa’s public schools in…

Statement from Director Glass on the Connecticut school tragedy

Friday, December 14, 2012
“Today, Iowa weeps with the nation at the news of the tragic school shootings in Connecticut. Our hearts break with the survivors, families, and community affected by this horrific event and the unimaginable pain they must be feeling. “The images and details of today’s tragedy will generate fear and questions.…

Iowa’s vocabulary results on NAEP test are released

Thursday, December 6, 2012
Iowa’s student results on the vocabulary portion of the National Assessment of Educational Progress declined significantly from 2009 to 2011 at the fourth-grade level and were stagnant at the eighth-grade level, according to NAEP results released today. “Today’s NAEP results are troubling for Iowa because voca…

Director Glass commends Iowa’s No. 1 standing for state graduation rates, cautions that more work remains

Monday, November 26, 2012
Iowa Department of Education Director Jason Glass today released the following statement about new U.S. Department of Education data showing that Iowa led the nation in state four-year graduation rates in 2010-11, the first year for which all states used a common, rigorous measure. Previously, states used different met…


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