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Iowa lawmakers battle over education funding
Jan 23, 7:20 AM: Democratic lawmakers say more than 200 Iowa school superintendents oppose Gov. Terry Branstad's education spending plan.
Log in for learning; kids have online option
Jan 21, 8:25 AM: Brauer said like a lot of rural districts in Iowa (C-A-M is on I-80, halfway between Des Moines and Omaha), this consolidated district had declining enrollment. The school board decided to try something revolutionary, at >
Iowa seen as national leader in school choice, multiple rallies planned
Jan 20, 6:17 AM: More than 80 rallies and other events are planned in Iowa as part of National School Choice Week, which starts next Sunday.
Early College High School charter sees positive growth
Dec 3, 8:05 AM: The mission of the Early College Charter High School program is to make a college degree more attainable for those that may have roadblocks due to socioeconomic issues, being first generation college seekers, language >
Digital learning clicks for once-struggling student
Dec 1, 8:22 AM:

Iowa alterative online learning academy helps struggling student. Focuses on importance of pacing and the ability to take electives in the community. Virtual academy currently enrolls approximately 400 students.

Why Des Moines Can Be a Model for Urban Schools
Oct 9, 7:31 AM:

IA school district closes achievement gap, increases graduation rates with increasingly diverse and underserved student body. Educators make classroom level adjustments to set high expectations. District officials call >

CC School Board denies open enrollment request
Sep 3, 5:36 AM: The Charles City Board of Education denied at a special meeting Tuesday an open enrollment-out application received in late July asking for a student to attend the Iowa Virtual Academy.
Senior Year Plus Options prove successful at OHS
Aug 26, 7:03 AM: The Ottumwa Community School District's Advisory Board met Monday to discuss the achievements of the district and how to increase student success during the 2014-2015 academic year.
Iowa Connections Academy Sees Highest Enrollment Yet
Aug 21, 7:39 AM:

One of Iowa’s two public online-only schools is anticipating its highest enrollment to date.

Editorial: New schools transform education landscape
Aug 14, 6:24 AM: In significant fashion, high-quality schools contribute to high quality of life and economic growth and prosperity.
Des Moines drops most middle-school advanced classes
Jul 30, 5:04 AM: Advanced English and science classes will no longer be offered in Des Moines middle schools this year, a move that has some parents concerned that top performers won't be challenged.
Editorial: Students should have school choice opportunity
Jul 7, 5:54 AM: Iowa's open-enrollment law allows parents to enroll their children in any school district, regardless of where they live. The goal is to give families options in education. Nearly 30,000 students participate, and the state >
School diversity stirs open enrollment debate
Jun 30, 6:57 AM:

Measures to ensure diverse enrollment in Des Moines, IA take income into account in providing choice to parents.  Provides district's demographics data, shows parent perspective opposes limiting choice, and takes policy >

Mentoring new teachers can boost students' learning
May 12, 6:12 AM:

IA transforming teacher training programs to meet challenges of new teachers, with goal of improving student achievement.  Thorough background of state and national problems, solutions and data on teacher demographics >

Letter: Charter schools won't help all students
Apr 28, 4:59 AM: I beg to differ with the Quad-Cities Times. Mike Wiser, in his article entitled “Schools likely to get failing grades” on April 14 does a decent job in discussing what the lack of federal government waivers will mean to >
Most Iowa schools will receive a failing grade
Apr 14, 7:05 AM:

IA schools predicted to not make the grade under No Child Left Behind guidelines.  Background given on law but little data is shown, nor is there mention of accountability measures.

Letter: School choice is the issue of our time
Mar 31, 5:36 AM: Regarding the March 18 article “Ted Cruz in Iowa: School Choice Is Civil Rights Issue”: I’d go farther and state that it is the moral issue of our time. Almost every opportunity a person will have in their life is affected >
Editorial: Rural schools deserve attention from Iowa, too
Mar 27, 6:04 AM: According to the National Center for Education Statistics, more than one-third of U.S. public schools are rural. In Iowa alone, 184,000 children attend rural schools, far surpassing the 128,078 students attending urban >
High school graduation rate climbs across state
Mar 14, 6:17 AM:

A focus on attendance and identifying students that are falling behind leads the graduation rate across IA to increase, but the gains are not large.  In fact, one third of the districts have falling graduation rates, >

Online learning, career focused classes helping students excel
Feb 3, 7:43 AM:

Students enrolled in an IA online-learning program are able to progress at their own pace, but also teaches them life skills like time management.  Classes are focused not just on core subjects but also on >



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