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Branstad wants focus on reading and math scores, better prospective teachers | TheGazette

Gov. Terry Branstad laid out two benchmarks for his education reform plan during his weekly news conference Monday.

First, the governor said he wants to see 4th-grade reading and 8th-grade math scores in the top 10 of all states as measured by national tests by 2019. In 2011, Iowa ranked 29th and 25th in those categories, respectively.


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