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A closeup look at Child and Adult Care Food Program

Date: 
Tuesday, March 15, 2022
Terri Johnson, director for the Kid's World Daycare and Preschool in Centerville. Terri Johnson has been feeding young minds and bodies for a very long time. Serving as director for Kid’s World Daycare and Preschool in Centerville since 2006, one could say she has the chops to recognize something good when sh…

Celebrate National Child and Adult Care Food Program Week

Date: 
Tuesday, March 15, 2022
March 13-19 is National CACFP Week, an annual national educational and information campaign designed to raise awareness of how the USDA’s Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) works to combat hunger. The program provides meal reimbursement for healthy foods for children in child care centers, preschools, child de…

Seeking nominations for History Teacher of the Year

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Thursday, March 10, 2022
Does your school have a top-notch American history teacher? Then nominate her or him to be Iowa’s History Teacher of the Year. The Iowa Department of Education co-sponsors the “History Teacher of the Year” award for K-12 teachers who have at least three years of classroom teaching experience and can demonstrat…

Mapping out the pathway to success

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Wednesday, March 9, 2022
Nineteen-year-old Ashley Stueven may be from a small town in George, Iowa, but she hasn’t had a small-time experience in planning her college and career pathway. Stueven, who is currently a sophomore at Buena Vista University (BVU) in Storm Lake, graduated from rural George-Little Rock High School in 2020 and is g…

It’s Women’s History Month

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Tuesday, March 8, 2022
March is Women’s History Month, a month dedicated to the contributions women made in U.S. history. Women made plenty of contributions in Iowa, too. For instance, Arabella Mansfield of Mount Pleasant became the first female attorney in 1869 in the entire country. Less than 40 years later, Gertrude Durden Rush becam…

Adult education and beyond

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Monday, March 7, 2022
Nine years ago, Megan Linzy didn’t know what to tell her teenage son. He approached her wanting to quit high school, mirroring her own choice from her sophomore year. Spurred with determination to set a good example and push her children toward a brighter future, Linzy pursued a high school equivalency course where s…

National School Breakfast Week is March 7-11

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Thursday, March 3, 2022
To encourage families to take advantage of a healthy school breakfast, Iowa schools will celebrate National School Breakfast Week during March 7-11. Iowa schools offer nutritious school breakfasts to ensure students are fueled for learning every school day. This year, the USDA has issued a nationwide waiver allowing…

Schools sharpen knives and skills in culinary, management competition

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Wednesday, March 2, 2022
Two weeks ago, West Lyon students Easton Fleshman and Gabe TerWee were competing in front of parents and fans at the Iowa state wrestling tournament. Yesterday, they were back in the capital city looking to contend in a different type of high-level competition. The High School Championships of Culinary Arts and Rest…

Finalists announced for Agriculture Educator of the Year

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Wednesday, March 2, 2022
Seven agriculture educators from across the state have been announced as finalists for the prestigious Golden Owl Award, which is presented to Iowa’s Agriculture Educator of the Year. Over several days in February, the finalists were notified individually of their nominations. Iowa Department of Education Director…

Did you know…it’s Iowa History Month

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Tuesday, March 1, 2022
Did you know that Iowa has 27 National Historic Landmarks? Or that you can access online a collection of hundreds of photos depicting Iowa at the turn of the last century? These are just a sampling of resources available to help students celebrate Iowa History Month in the month of March. Some fun historical fact…

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