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Des Moines teacher named Iowa History Teacher of the Year

Thursday, July 22, 2021
A 15-year teaching veteran in the Des Moines Public Schools has been named the Iowa History Teacher of the Year. Amber Davison, 43, who has taught at Des Moines’ Hoover High School since she joined the profession, received the award through the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, following a recommendati…

Navigating your career path

Friday, July 16, 2021
Sometimes we need a helpful point in the right direction when exploring new and unfamiliar territories. And for many Iowans, a potential new career path can be yet another journey into the unknown -- one that also benefits from some navigation. Fortunately, Iowa’s Career Coach is available to help guide students and …

Building stronger foundations through effective leadership

Thursday, July 15, 2021
Whoever said that leaders are born and not made never met Sarah Ennis. Strong, effective leadership skills are the foundation to any successful, purpose-driven team, and Ennis believes that any organization can strengthen its leadership abilities and work environment culture. Ennis, a former educator and founder/pre…

Iowa teen elected to prestigious national post

Tuesday, July 13, 2021
A 17-year-old from Hinton is the first student in Iowa named to a prestigious national council in 23 years. Madalyn Fox, who will be a senior this fall at Hinton High School in northwest Iowa, was elected as the vice president of public relations on the National Executive Council for Family, Career and Community Lea…

Earn and learn at Northeast Iowa Community College

Thursday, July 8, 2021
Jeremy Adams struggled to find stable, good-paying employment after years of working in restaurants as a cook. He wanted to change his career path but needed additional training and certifications – which seemed impossible since he had to continue earning a living. But at Northeast Iowa Community College (NICC), A…

Fort Dodge students find success in career plans

Tuesday, July 6, 2021
ICAPs and work-based learning can help students explore careers. FORT DODGE – Where are you headed? On the surface, this question seems simple, but for students who are starting to think about their future careers and life after high school, it can become overwhelming. That’s why innovation in indivi…

Funds available for some pandemic meal program expenses

Friday, July 2, 2021
There’s a new source of funding for schools working with the food-benefit card program to students who participate in the free and reduced-price meal programs. School districts and non-public schools that participate in the National School Lunch and National School Breakfast programs can apply for grants through t…

Camp breaks down gender stereotypes, inspires new career paths

Thursday, July 1, 2021
Girl power is in full effect this week as 30 female students in central Iowa attend the annual Construction Camp for Girls. Sponsored by the Iowa Department of Education, Des Moines Public Schools and local business industry partners, students, ages 14-18, attend this free, five-day event to learn more about what const…

Waterloo’s career center proves successful on all fronts

Tuesday, June 29, 2021
The Waterloo Community School District’s Career Center has exploded in growth in its first five years. Consider: The center started with 37 students in its first year; last semester, the center was at capacity at 420 high school students. The center started with two programs; this past year, it had 18, with more to c…

Notice for public comment regarding extension of 2020 CARES Act funding flexibility waiver

Thursday, June 24, 2021
The Iowa Department of Education (Department) is seeking public comment on its request to extend the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) funding flexibility waiver, originally granted by the U.S. Department of Education on April 21, 2020, for one additional fiscal year. This extension, like t…


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Printed from the Iowa Department of Education website on July 25, 2021 at 12:07am.