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Branstad names new Education Director

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Governor Terry Branstad has named a new head of the Iowa Department of Education.

Ryan Wise is being promoted from Deputy Director to Director.

Wise replaces Brad Buck who left the job to become the new superintendent of the Cedar Rapids Community School District following David Benson's retirement.

Wise earned his undergraduate degree from Creighton University. He got a Master of Public Administration from University Nebraska Omaha in 2008. He earned a doctorate of education leadership from Harvard University in 2013.

He's been with the Iowa Department of Education since 2013.

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