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Districts prepare for Aug. 1 early literacy deadline

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Thursday, February 27, 2014
Early literacy efforts in Iowa are ramping up. The goal, which the Legislature put in place in 2012, is to ensure that students are proficient in reading by the time they finish third grade. That is a particularly important benchmark. “Research shows that if students are behind in reading by the end of third gr…

Singing praises about department’s music consultant

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Friday, February 21, 2014
Life is music to Rosanne Malek’s ears. Consider: Malek sees music in everything, from math to nature. Music is, Malek says, central to life – and academics. And it’s her passion for music that has led Malek, who is the music consultant at the Iowa Department of Education, to being honored on the national stage…

Iowans needed to help combat student hunger in the summer

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Friday, February 21, 2014
Iowa Department of Education seeks sponsors for summer meal programs An estimated 91 percent of students who receive meal assistance during the school year go hungry during the summer months. That’s because there are not enough summer food programs statewide to meet the needs of the 195,712 students who qualify du…

What high-growth schools are doing

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Tuesday, February 11, 2014
We talk a lot about academic proficiencies, and extol high-performing schools. That’s natural, of course, because it’s important to study our high-performing peers. But just as Rome wasn’t built in a day, topnotch systems didn’t get there over night. They did, however, get there through sustained and committ…

Iowans needed to help combat student hunger in the summer

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Wednesday, February 5, 2014
Iowa Department of Education seeks sponsors for summer meal programs An estimated 91 percent of students who receive meal assistance during the school year go hungry during the summer months. That’s because there are not enough summer food programs statewide to meet the needs of the 195,712 students who qualify du…

A challenge, an opportunity

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Tuesday, February 4, 2014
Though Iowa’s national rankings are low, state aligns education for strong future Iowa continues to rank at or near the bottom of the nation when it comes to basic reading proficiency among students on Individualized Education Programs (IEP). The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) shows that fou…

Iowa students sought for state advisory group

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Monday, January 27, 2014
Iowa students are invited to apply for a seat on a state advisory council that is focused on ensuring student voices are heard as the state continues its education reform efforts. The Learning Council, created in 2012, complements state officials’ efforts to get input from various stakeholders across the state on …

Iowa’s enrollment climbs significantly for second consecutive year

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Wednesday, January 22, 2014
The overall number of students who enrolled in Iowa’s public schools for the 2013-14 school year increased significantly from the year before, according to the official certified enrollment report released today by the Iowa Department of Education. This is the second consecutive year that Iowa has seen a large one…

A better way to student teach?

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Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Two Iowa colleges have been chosen to collaborate with the Iowa Department of Education on a pilot project designed to explore whether there are better ways to deliver the educational experience to student teachers. The University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls and Dordt College in Sioux Center will share in a $1 m…

Advisory: State Board of Education meets Thursday, Jan. 23

Date: 
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
The Iowa State Board of Education’s next regular meeting will take place on Thursday, Jan. 23, at the Grimes State Office Building, 400 E. 14th St., in Des Moines. Work sessions are scheduled at 7:45 a.m. and 9 a.m., followed by the business meeting at 10 a.m. See compete agenda with attachments here.

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