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Working together empowers an industry

Wednesday, August 25, 2021
The sector partnership teams with schools to provide hands-on learning experiences. Kristi Heisinger knows that a common goal can be a powerful thing. As the facilitator for the Northwest Iowa Manufacturing Sector Partnership, Heisinger has witnessed first-hand how area businesses have successfully worked t…

Nominate a Presidential Scholar by Sept. 30

Tuesday, August 24, 2021
The Iowa Department of Education is seeking nominations for outstanding high school seniors for the 2022 U.S. Presidential Scholars selection cycle. We encourage you to nominate students who, while demonstrating outstanding scholarship, might not otherwise be nominated through the current SAT/ACT, arts or Career and Te…

Grants enable educators to attend computer science workshops

Friday, August 20, 2021
Grants are available to help Iowa school districts and accredited nonpublic schools with the cost for substitutes or stipends to enable educators to attend workshops aimed at developing K-12 computer science plans. The grants are called SCRIPT Workshop Grants, in which the acronym stands for Strategic CSforALL Resou…

Governor, Director Lebo kick off ‘Golden Owl Award’ honoring ag educators

Thursday, August 19, 2021
Gov. Kim Reynolds DES MOINES – The Iowa State Fairgrounds were the perfect backdrop today as Gov. Kim Reynolds, Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Julie Kenney and Iowa Department of Education Director Ann Lebo officially kicked off the nominating period for Iowa’s agriculture educator of the year. The …

From the classroom to the fairgrounds

Thursday, August 19, 2021
It’s Tuesday, just days before the start of the 2021 Iowa State Fair. Agriculture educators, FFA advisors and student members are starting to arrive in Des Moines, and you can feel the excitement and anticipation of what’s to come in the next 10 days. Their year of hard work in agricultural learning and perseveranc…

Apply for computer science curriculum, professional development grants

Monday, August 16, 2021
Grants for high-quality computer science curriculum and aligned professional development for teachers are available to school districts and accredited nonpublic schools. The grants will assist with implementing a 2020 state law that requires high schools to offer computer science instruction starting July 1, 2022, a…

Apply for the Career Academy Incentive Fund

Tuesday, August 17, 2021
Applications for the 2021-22 Career Academy Incentive Fund grant are now being accepted by the Iowa Department of Education. All submissions must be received by Oct. 29. The Career Academy Incentive Fund expands and increases equitable access to high-quality career and technical education (CTE) programs through part…

Department seeks public comment on ESSA waiver

Friday, August 13, 2021
The Iowa Department of Education is seeking public comment on the state’s proposed accountability waiver for the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) for the 2021-22 school year. Due to the disruptions from the prior year, the U.S. Department of Education is allowing states flexibility to pause federal accountability…

DHS Announces Summer Pandemic Food Assistance (P-EBT) Distribution Plan

Wednesday, August 11, 2021
The Iowa Department of Human Services (DHS) announced the distribution plan for Summer Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) food assistance benefits for eligible Iowa children. The federal Summer P-EBT program allows states to issue emergency food assistance benefits this summer to all children who were elig…

District’s community lunches help keep an eye on the kids

Tuesday, August 10, 2021
STORM LAKE – After last summer’s isolation and a particularly, well, strange school year, Storm Lake Community School District officials wanted to do something this summer to gauge how students were doing emotionally. Whitney Vohs and Jenna Lullmann were on it: Why not have an in-person community lunch once a mo…


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