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Learning management system funding available for the 2022-23 school year

Date: 
Thursday, April 14, 2022
Funding is available to reimburse public school districts for costs associated with the purchase and licensing of a qualifying learning management system (LMS) for the 2022-23 school year.  Additionally, any nonpublic school interested in adopting the Canvas system as its LMS can be added to the Iowa Department…

Speaker brings ‘Head, Heart and Funny Bone’ to upcoming conference

Date: 
Thursday, April 7, 2022
After three years, nationally-recognized career expert and conference fan favorite Brooks Harper is returning to Iowa to share his latest thoughts on how schools and educators can help students prepare for the workforce. Harper, a professional speaker and author of three books on college and career readiness, is hea…

Upcoming professional development opportunity provides hands-on experiences

Date: 
Monday, April 4, 2022
Educators are invited to take part in hands-on learning this summer. A new opportunity to increase quality work-based learning experiences in Iowa schools is coming soon for educators across the state. Provided through a public-private partnership with the Iowa Intermediary Network, Iowa’s Area Educati…

Input sought for ESSA plan goals

Date: 
Thursday, March 31, 2022
A new survey from the Iowa Department of Education has been created to collect input on Iowa’s reading and language arts and mathematics goals for the Every Student Succeeds Act plan. School leaders, administrators, educators, parents and students, members of the public and other stakeholders are encouraged to pro…

On the path to language and learning career skills

Date: 
Wednesday, March 30, 2022
In 2019, Azike Tampi arrived in Waterloo. He had just left his home country of Togo in West Africa and moved to a community that he did not know using a language that he did not understand. Tampi, though, was undeterred by the barriers. He was determined to find a way to learn new skills and ensure his success in Iowa.…

Meet the local education experts creating content for Iowa e-Learning Central: Tessa Yackle from the Clarion-Goldfield-Dows Community School District

Date: 
Tuesday, March 29, 2022
If the pandemic taught us one thing, it's that robust-and-engaging options for learning outside of brick-and-mortar buildings will become an integral part of our educational framework, complementing face-to-face learning and preparing students for our technology-driven world. It was in that spirit that the Iowa Depa…

State report details five-year trends in career and technical education

Date: 
Monday, March 28, 2022
An annual report released by the Iowa Department of Education provides the latest data and a five-year analysis of career and technical education in Iowa school districts. The 2021 Annual Condition of Secondary Career and Technical Education (CTE) report reviews data from academic years 2017-21, which includes a tim…

Meet the local education experts creating content for Iowa e-Learning Central: Ann Van Etten-Janey from the Cedar Rapids Community School District

Date: 
Wednesday, March 23, 2022
If the pandemic taught us one thing, it's that robust-and-engaging options for learning outside of brick-and-mortar buildings will become an integral part of our educational framework, complementing face-to-face learning and preparing students for our technology-driven world. It was in that spirit that the Iowa Depa…

More flexibility for attaining state’s Biliteracy Seal

Date: 
Tuesday, March 22, 2022
Two new English exams offer more flexibility for students who aspire to earn the state’s Biliteracy Seal. The addition of the AAPPL and STAMP English tests will provide additional high-quality options for students to earn the seal. Unlike other tests that measure proficiency, such as the state assessment or ACT, t…

Work-based learning initiative reports growth, success

Date: 
Monday, March 21, 2022
A statewide work-based learning initiative that connects businesses to Iowa classrooms has noted positive results and continued growth in its annual report released earlier this month. The Iowa Clearinghouse for Work-based Learning’s annual report details how students, teachers and employers expanded virtual partn…

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