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The Iowa School Foundation Formula Task Force released a report containing an analysis of Iowa’s current school funding formula. The report examines equitable--or inequitable--portions of the existing policy and procedures and gives many options for how these issues could be resolved. This effort is in anticipation of the Iowa Legislature’s statutorily required review of the school funding formula after the 2014 legislative session. Read more »

 

Heads of Iowa school districts delivered a position statement on student assessment to Gov. Branstad. The leaders believe the statewide assessment system should reflect a commitment to improving instruction and student learning by aligning to the Iowa Core, measuring individual student growth, providing valid and reliable data, offering timely feedback and being purpose driven. Read more »

 

Ryan Davis, assistant principal at Vinton-Shellsburg High School, is the 2013-14 Iowa Assistant Principal of the Year as named by School Administrators of Iowa.

“As an educational leader, Ryan Davis has a commitment to all students’ success which is apparent not only in his efforts with at-risk students, but also through his work in providing teacher learning,“ said SAI Executive Director Dan Smith. Read more »

 

Paul Gausman, superintendent of Sioux City Community School District, has been named by School Administrators of Iowa as the 2013-14 Iowa Superintendent of the Year.

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