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April 11, 2012

Iowa Senate passed education reform; hurdles ahead

Jason Clayworth:

The Iowa Senate passed its version of education reform Monday, a significant step in what is becoming a legislative melee to find agreement between the governor and both parties in the final weeks before lawmakers go home.

Unlike Republican versions, the Senate's doesn't address such issues as high school student testing that would mandate end-of-course exams be factored into graduation requirements.

There are also key differences on how teachers would be evaluated, how online schools would be limited in scope and if third graders who fail to accomplish key literacy goals would be able to advance.

Posted by Jim Zellmer at April 11, 2012 1:59 AM
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