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A virtual option is available for Iowa BEST: Behavioral, Equitable, Social-Emotional, Trauma-Informed Health in Schools Summit

Tuesday, October 26, 2021
For those unable to attend the Iowa BEST Summit in person, there will be an option to attend some of the sessions virtually. The virtual aspect of the summit will be held Nov. 2-3. Included in the limited sessions will be both keynote addresses, as well as one breakout session from each block. The sessions will be s…

Students grow their knowledge on school’s three-acre farm

Wednesday, October 20, 2021
IOWA FALLS – If you take a class from Kaitlyn Bartling, expect to get dirt on your hands, burrs on your pants and, if you’re not careful, a cow pie on your boot. Welcome to the three-acre mini-farm that is an integral part of the Agriculture Career and Technical Education program at Iowa Falls-Alden High School in …

A new toolkit to strengthen Iowa internship programs

Monday, October 18, 2021
A new resource to help school districts plan and manage quality high school internship programs has been released by the Iowa Department of Education. The Iowa Internship Toolkit provides key details and guidance to schools looking to implement or strengthen their internship opportunities for students. Schools can g…

Celebrate Local Food Day, beginning in your own backyard

Wednesday, October 13, 2021
There’s no place like home, especially when it comes to food and especially where home is in Iowa. October is National Farm to School month and October 13 is Local Food Day which highlights and celebrates the benefits of locally sourced foods. Early care sites, schools, colleges and universities are invited to partic…

Celebrate National School Lunch Week

Tuesday, October 12, 2021
To recognize the National School Lunch Program, serving approximately 300,000 Iowa children each day, schools will celebrate National School Lunch Week from October 11-15. The federally-funded National School Lunch Program (NSLP) has been fueling students for success for 75 years. The fun and creative campaign theme, …

The name game

Monday, October 11, 2021
What’s in a name, really? Ask this to any of Iowa’s 15 community colleges who are working on branding their work-based learning courses, and you’ll get the same answer: a heck of a lot. A collaborative project on branding and common course numbering began two years ago, bringing together leaders from each of t…

New ‘Registered Apprenticeship’ program expands career opportunities

Thursday, October 7, 2021
While other high school students were signing their intent to go to a specific college last spring, one Dubuque student signed his intent to go to work directly out of school as a welder making $42,000. You read that right. And, yes, the student is debt free. That’s the message Dubuque Community School District wo…

Upcoming: College and career transition counselor trainings

Monday, October 4, 2021
Iowa community colleges and school districts interested in creating a college and career transition counselor (CCTC) position are invited to attend two upcoming training sessions provided by the Iowa Department of Education. In partnership with Iowa College Aid and the Area Education Agency on Postsecondary Readines…

Regional centers: Big ideas, big outcomes

Tuesday, September 28, 2021
Kirkwood's four regional centers offer a variety of education and training opportunities If you haven’t heard of Monticello, Iowa, you should. It’s the home to one of Kirkwood Community College’s four regional centers and it, along with its three sister locations, is making a huge impact on area hi…

Program gives students a leg up (part 2)

Thursday, September 23, 2021
Sergio Sandoval At 19 years old, Sergio Sandoval is set up for success. He is on track to have not one, but two associate of applied science (AAS) degrees in the automotive repair field by mid-2022. And he’s done it all without having to pay a cent in tuition. How did he do it? Simple. He start…


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