Iowa Governor Terry Branstad on Tuesday named Duane “D.T.” Magee as the interim head of the Iowa Department of Education.
Jim Hawkins looks at Iowa’s education reform bill’s impact on teachers and students noting that the bill unfairly favors the ISEA & other organizations.
Jason Glass, the Director of the Iowa Department of Education, was selected to be the next Superintendent of Eagle County Schools in Colorado.
Jason Glass, Iowa Education Chief, takes issue with Shane’s last post on the Iowa House ed bill. Shane addresses how to deal with SBAC assessments.
The Iowa House passed HF 215, Governor Terry Branstad’s education reform bill, here are the good, the bad and the ugly aspects of this bill as amended.
Iowa Governor Terry Branstad unveiled his education agenda for the 2013 Iowa Legislature session that features a teacher leadership and compensation program.
Iowa law currently prevents the Iowa State Board of Education from mandating the Common Core Assessments via the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium
The Des Moines Register reports that the Iowa Department of Education is seeking a budget increase of one quarter of 1 percent – $2.931 billion up from $2.924 billion. It only includes a $6.3 million increase to state school aid. It doesn’t take into consideration allowable growth something that Jason Glass, director of the Iowa […]
Jason Glass, Director of the Iowa Department of Education, responds to Shane Vander Hart’s critique of the DOE annual report. Shane then counters.
I wanted to bring to your attention an interesting article yesterday about the rather surprising news that Iowa was not granted its No Child Left Behind waiver request. Alyson Klein for Education Week wrote: Turning down Iowa’s waiver could be a bold political move on the department’s part. First off, it’s a swing state that […]
The U.S. Department of Education denied the Iowa Department of Education’s No Child Left Behind waiver request. The catching point was over how teacher evaluations were going to be conducted. In a letter sent by the Department to Jason Glass, the director of the Iowa Department of Education, they stated: According to the information in […]
I know many of you are not used to going to Iowa Grounds for Iowa political news and commentary now, so I wanted to draw your attention to a piece I published there early this morning related to Iowa Governor Terry Branstad’s education bill. I know that education policy isn’t as “sexy” as Presidential politics, […]
Governor Terry Branstad recently introduced a Education Reform Bill in the Iowa House (HSB 517) and in the Iowa Senate (SSB 3009) (both versions are practically identical). I have read through the House version, and I wanted to point out some of the details within the bill that concern me. I won’t put it mildly […]
The Iowa Department of Education announced they are seeking citizen input for their No Child Left Behind waiver request. You can see the full schedule of public meetings here. This is an interesting development. Education Director Jason Glass, representing Governor Terry Branstad, seeks a waiver for NCLB being given out by the Obama Administration. I’m […]
DES MOINES, IA – The Iowa Department of Education will give Iowans a chance to weigh in on a plan to request a waiver from requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act during a statewide series of public meetings from Jan. 31 to Feb. 9. Department leaders will visit all nine Area Education Agencies […]
Governor Terry Branstad and Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds unveiled their final recommendations on education reform for the Iowa Legislature that convenes next week. This came after having numerous town halls on their education blueprint and adapting to recommendations that they received. Key proposals include: Requiring a 3.0 GPA to gain admission into teacher preparation programs […]