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Legislative Report (Vol XXIV No 12) March 27, 2005 Ed. Appropriations Bill Passes House

Working late into the evening on Wednesday night the House passed HF 816, the education appropriations bill. While the main funding of education is established through the school foundation formula and most of this bill deals with higher education there are impacts to k-12 in this bill. One of those...
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Legislative Report (Vol XXIV No 11) March 20, 2005 Governors Committee Endorse Education Recommendations

As reported and outlined last week the education subcommittee of the Governors' governance committee finalized their education recommendations. The education subcommittee presented 15 recommendations and a timeline. The fifteen recommendations covered a wide range of topics, some to be addressed by the general assembly and others or by a new...
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Legislative Report (Vol XXIV No 10) March 13, 2005 Ed Subgroup of Governors Governance Committee Makes Recommendations

The educational subgroup of the Governors Governance Committee finalized their recommendations this week. One of the recommendations is a school efficiency proposal that calls for heavy involvement by AEAs to facilitate the proposal. Some of the concepts within the proposal are listed below: Intent Create a system for school officials...
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Every Student Counts

Every Student Counts (ESC) is a five-year Iowa Department of Education initiative to increase K-12 student achievement in mathematics by building teachers capacity to deliver mathematics instruction. After reviewing research on learning mathematics, three powerful strategies – teaching for understanding, distributed practice and problem-based instruction – were selected as the...
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Regional Invention Convention Winners

One hundred seventy-one student inventors from kindergarten through eighth grade shared their inventions at the regional INVENT, IOWA! Invention Convention on Saturday, February 26, 2005, at the Family Museum of Arts and Science in Bettendorf, Iowa. Sponsored by the Mississippi Bend Area Education Agency, the regional INVENT, IOWA! Invention Convention...
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Legislative Report (Vol XXIV No.8) February 28, 2005 House Education Appropriations

House republicans unveiled their education appropriations bill for the 2005-05 fiscal year. Their budget figures are based on no increases in the cigarette tax, as proposed by the Governor. Since the Governor’s education initiatives were dependent upon additional funding generated by this tax the republican proposal creates an approximate $125...
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