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A new student organization chapter comes to Ankeny

Date: 
Thursday, May 19, 2022
Adviser Michael Mertz and sophomore Tyler Brown It has been a busy year for Ankeny High School sophomore Tyler Brown. His days have been filled with school work, clubs, golf, church groups and even his own animal rescue business. So, what would make this 16-year-old add one more thing to his already-filled …

Registration open for June 2022 Iowa College and Career Readiness Academy courses

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Tuesday, May 17, 2022
Registration is now open for June 2022 courses through the Iowa College and Career Readiness Academy. The academy was developed by the Iowa College Student Aid Commission in partnership with the Iowa Department of Education and AEA Learning Online, and has been endorsed by the Iowa School Counselor Association (ISCA). …

Putting it all together: Blending education, child care for young kids

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Monday, May 16, 2022
There’s no such thing as one-size-fits-all when it comes to meeting the needs of early childhood. Like the young ones being served, high-quality programming and community partnerships for children and families come in different makes, kinds, shapes and sizes. Programming that blends childcare and quality early learni…

Iowa School Nurse of the Year credits teamwork on National School Nurse Day

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Wednesday, May 11, 2022
For many school nurses, their profession is a calling. Just ask 2022 Iowa School Nurse of the Year Diana Duffy, a 38-year career nurse. Duffy has spent the last 15 years of her career as the Norwalk High School nurse in the Norwalk Community School District. “I decided in high school that I either wanted to be …

Career conversation training aims to engage, explore and empower

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Thursday, May 12, 2022
The Heartland Area Education Agency office in Johnston was abuzz yesterday with Iowa school personnel attending a new, innovative training that supports student career exploration.  The Iowa Meaningful Career Conversations trainings are being held throughout the state during the month of May, and school personn…

Interest in Iowa Seal of Biliteracy grows rapidly

Date: 
Wednesday, May 11, 2022
“You are all cultural assets…to not our only district and community, but to our state, our nation and our world,” Lisa Harrington, Des Moines’ East High School associate principal told seniors from across the district who gathered April 25 to be recognized by educators, family and friends for earning the Iowa S…

Notice for public comment on state computer science plan

Date: 
Monday, May 9, 2022
The Iowa Department of Education is seeking comment on Iowa's K-12 Computer Science Plan.  As part of House File 2629, Iowa is required to submit a detailed state plan on computer science by July 1. The plan outlines the strategic vision for computer science education and the work that is planned for the next f…

Four people join State Board of Education

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Friday, May 6, 2022
New members Cindy Dietz, Cassandra Halls, Nathan Peterson and student Alaina Whittington, joined the Iowa State Board of Education in 2022. The State Board is made up of nine voting members who serve six-year terms and one non-voting student member who serves up to a two-year term. Cindy Dietz Cindy Dietz of Ceda…

Here’s a how-to on growing a breakfast program by seven fold

Date: 
Friday, May 6, 2022
Students line up to receive 2nd Chance Breakfast at West Delaware Schools Anyone working in the field of childhood nutrition knows the value of a seed. On this National School Lunch Hero Day, as we honor and celebrate all who serve in such capacity, some stand out for their exceptional talent for imagini…

Happy Teacher Appreciation Week! – Claire Cole

Date: 
Friday, May 6, 2022
Editor’s note: As part of our celebration of National Teacher Appreciation Week, we are highlighting a few outstanding educators from classrooms across the state. We thank all teachers for their dedicated work with Iowa’s students this past year. Today’s Q&A session spotlight features Knoxville Community S…

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