|Branstad signs historic education reform into law|
|News Releases - Education & Schools|
|Written by Tim Albrecht|
|Monday, 03 June 2013 10:05|
(DES MOINES) – Gov. Terry E. Branstad today signed House File 215 into law, ushering in sweeping educational reform that will ultimately return Iowa’s schools to a national leader.
The governor held his signing ceremony at North High School in Des Moines, where he praised the efforts of the many individuals across the state who helped shape the landmark reform.
“The 2013 education reform bill promises to provide all Iowa schools with the support they need to significantly raise student achievement,” said Branstad. “Change is never easy. But it was particularly painful that we had to acknowledge that Iowa slipped over the past two decades from a national leader in education to the middle of the pack.”
Reynolds noted the value Iowans place in strong schools.
“This landmark legislation speaks to how much Iowans value the importance of giving their children a world-class education,” said Reynolds. “It is the result of an extraordinary effort by many leaders over the past several years to reach agreement on the changes needed to restore Iowa schools to best in the nation and give Iowa’s students a globally competitive education.”
Major components of the legislation include:
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