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Camp breaks down gender stereotypes, inspires new career paths

Date: 
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

Date: 
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

Date: 
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…

A “COOL” training gathers youth leaders

Date: 
Thursday, June 24, 2021
After a two-year delay due to the COVID-19 pandemic, student officers and group mentors from Iowa’s career and technical student organizations convened in Ankeny this month for an annual leadership and skill-building training. Sponsored by the Iowa Department of Education, the Iowa Career and Technical Student Org…

6 teachers named finalists for prestigious award

Date: 
Monday, June 21, 2021
DES MOINES — The Iowa Department of Education today announced that six Iowa educators have been named 2021 finalists in the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. This year’s finalists are: Mathematics Dominic Audia, who teaches at Iowa City West High School Sarah Martin…

Summer days are here again!

Date: 
Wednesday, June 2, 2021
Northeast Iowa Community College offers CNA training to high school students during the summer semester. What do your summer plans look like? For many kids, summertime means a welcome break, sleeping in and having fun with friends. However, for several Iowa high school students, summer is seen as a valuable…

Sign up by June 9 for learning loss recovery pilot

Date: 
Tuesday, June 1, 2021
The Iowa Department of Education would like to share a year-long pilot opportunity with districts around school improvement and learning loss recovery in reading for schools that serve students in grades K-8. The program was developed over the past six years with funding from the U.S. Department of Education and is …

Celebrating successes and preparing for opportunities ahead

Date: 
Tuesday, June 1, 2021
As we close out this school year, I am grateful for the hard work of our school administrators, educators and staff who pulled together to help our students, families and each other. You found new ideas and inspiration through each challenge and accomplished more than you thought possible. For all of that, and so much …

Getting Iowa e-Learning Central ready for you

Date: 
Wednesday, May 26, 2021
With the end of the school year quickly approaching, the Iowa Department of Education is providing an update on Iowa e-Learning Central and what educators can expect prior to the start of the 2021-22 school year. Teachers across the state have been busy developing new course content and the Department is on track fo…

From the ground up, students remodel homes, reshape futures: Part II

Date: 
Wednesday, May 26, 2021
Dennis Fleege has a saying he shares with his students, “Expect the unexpected.” As the on-site industrial technology teacher of the Marion Community Build program that renovates old homes for resale, he also said that once you get into construction you never really leave it. On both counts, he knows from what h…

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