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Education Reform Debate Tomorrow

By |2012-03-12T17:54:44-06:00March 12th, 2012|Categories: Education, Featured, Recent News|Tags: , , , , |

The Iowa House will be debating the education reform bill tomorrow,  Tuesday March 13th late tomorrow morning. Read the bill House File 2380. Read the bill analysis here. You can watch the debate live here. Read the differences between the House, Senate and Governor's proposals below: Governor House Senate 3rd Grade Retention Yes Yes, starts in [...]

Iowa Students’ ACT Scores are Number 2 in the Nation

By |2011-08-22T11:35:35-06:00August 22nd, 2011|Categories: Featured, Recent News|Tags: , , , |

Iowa students of the 2011 class had the second highest ACT scores in the nation among states that tested more than half of their students. The top five in order were Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, Montana, and Nebraska. Minnesota’s score was 22.9, and Iowa’s was 22.3. The percentage of Iowa students who were college-ready in all four [...]

More High School Students Earn College Credit

By |2011-04-06T11:06:05-06:00April 6th, 2011|Categories: Education, Featured, Recent News|Tags: , , , |

According to the Iowa Department of Education, more Iowa high school students are earning community college credit than ever before.  A report released by the department shows that a record 38,000 students took part in joint enrollment in 2010, a 14 percent increase from 2009. The Iowa Department of Education released this statement: “Iowa provides high [...]

U.S. Department of Education awards $9 million Teacher Quality Partnership grant to state of Iowa

By |2010-04-05T11:40:07-06:00April 5th, 2010|Categories: Education|Tags: , , , |

DES MOINES, Iowa – The U.S. Department of Education announced the Iowa Department of Education, in partnership with the University of Northern Iowa (UNI), Stanford University, and UCLA, is one of 12 organizations to receive a more than $9 million Teacher Quality Partnership grant, funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. With these funds, the [...]

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