- 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
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.>
Dec 1, 8:22 AM:
- Why Des Moines Can Be a Model for Urban Schools
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 >
Oct 9, 7:31 AM:
- 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
One of Iowa’s two public online-only schools is anticipating its highest enrollment to date.
Aug 21, 7:39 AM:
- 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
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 >
Jun 30, 6:57 AM:
- Mentoring new teachers can boost students' learning
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 >
May 12, 6:12 AM:
- 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
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.
Apr 14, 7:05 AM:
- 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
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, >
Mar 14, 6:17 AM:
- Online learning, career focused classes helping students excel
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 >
Feb 3, 7:43 AM:
- Parents worried by new grading methods
Parents voice concerns over grading system they claim is too lax in holding students accountable for knowing curriculum content. Proponents claim grading system ensures student comprehension over course of school year, >
Oct 11, 6:28 PM:
- Willowwood Elementary implements iPad program to enrich student learning
In an effort to individualize learning and hopefully reach high expectations, one IA school has implemented a "1:1 iPad program". Every 5th and 6th grader at the private school was encouraged to purchase an iPad for >
Sep 20, 10:16 AM:
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