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Closing 36 unemployment offices throughout the state and replacing them with stand-alone computer terminals has resulted in greater access to services and cost savings, Gov. Terry Branstad and the department head said.
DES MOINES — The bill approved by the U.S. Senate’s education committee as a replacement for No Child Left Behind will provide legislation that’s less “prescriptive and punitive” and allow school districts more freedom, according to one of the measure’s chief architects.
With a steady stream of research pointing to the value of early education instruction and funding, the Department of Education announced the creation of a new office that will oversee the department’s early learning programs.
Republican Gov. Terry Branstad and former North Carolina Democratic Gov. Jim Hunt say states haven’t been able to wait on Washington, D.C. and are pushing forward with their own education reforms.