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State Board of Education to meet on Thursday

Date: 
Tuesday, May 3, 2022
DES MOINES - The Iowa State Board of Education will hold its regular meeting on Thursday, May 5, at the Iowa Department of Education, Grimes State Office Building, State Board Room (second floor), 400 E. 14th Street, Des Moines. The meeting is scheduled to run from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and will be held in person. Mem…

Apply to serve on the Iowa Dyslexia Board

Date: 
Tuesday, May 3, 2022
The Iowa Department of Education is holding a membership campaign through May 20 to seek qualified professionals to serve on the Iowa Dyslexia Board. The purpose of the board is to guide, facilitate and oversee the implementation of dyslexia instruction in Iowa and make recommendations for continued improvement. Candid…

Happy Teacher Appreciation Week! – Stephanie Klaffke

Date: 
Tuesday, May 3, 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 features Gilbert Community School Distri…

#MyTeacherMyChampion

Date: 
Monday, May 2, 2022
As we think about our changing educational landscape and all of the moving parts, it is so important to focus on what matters most — that every student has an opportunity to succeed and teachers feel supported as they help students find their path forward. “Every child deserves a champion - an adult who will nev…

Happy Teacher Appreciation Week! – Lori Randall

Date: 
Monday, May 2, 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 Osage Community Schoo…

Navigating the pathway to second chances

Date: 
Wednesday, April 27, 2022
A new, dynamic five-person team has been assembled. They are resourceful, agile and ready to make an impact in communities across the state. Are they the latest team of all-star superheroes? Perhaps. They’re Iowa’s new corrections pathway navigators. As part of an initiative through the Iowa Consortium for Highe…

Student delegates reflect on impactful, enriching Washington Week experience

Date: 
Monday, April 25, 2022
Two Iowa students were selected as delegates to the 60th annual United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP) held from March 5-12 in Washington, D.C. The Iowa Department of Education caught up with Lexi Duffy, a senior at Okaboji High School in Milford, and Kenny Lam, a senior at Sioux City West High School in Sioux City…

Grants available to train and sustain school health workforce

Date: 
Thursday, April 21, 2022
The Department of Education is accepting applications for a second round of funding for schools through the COVID-19 Public Health Workforce Supplemental Opportunity grant. School districts and nonpublic schools can apply for awards between $50,000-$100,000 to support training and coaching of staff to address the Socia…

Iowa crowns top agriculture educator

Date: 
Wednesday, April 20, 2022
Micah Weber (pictured third from the right) was named this year's Golden Owl Award winner During last week’s FFA state convention, Rock Valley Community School District’s Micah Weber was named as Iowa’s outstanding agriculture educator of the year. Weber was selected out of seven finalists from acr…

Congratulations to Iowa’s 2022 U.S. Presidential Scholars semifinalists

Date: 
Monday, April 18, 2022
The state of Iowa has eight semifinalists for the prestigious 2022 U.S. Presidential Scholars program. They are: Maxwell Aulwes **, Chariton - Chariton High School Jonathan Chen, Iowa City - West High School Alexandra Curtu ****, Iowa City - West High School Claire Gilbert, West Des Moines - Valley High Sch…

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