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Summer Youth Intern Program now accepting applications

Date: 
Tuesday, February 25, 2020
High schools, employers, and nonprofit groups are encouraged to apply for the Future Ready Iowa Summer Youth Intern Program grant, a funding opportunity to place youth at risk of not graduating high school in internships primarily in high-demand career fields. The state of Iowa has appropriated $250,000 of funds to sup…

March is Iowa History Month (and pop quiz time!)

Date: 
Monday, February 24, 2020
In your preparation for Iowa History Month next month, we have resources for you and, yes, some fun historical facts. Listen to a webinar hosted by the Iowa Department of Education’s Social Studies Consultant Stefanie Wager. The webinar walks you through Iowa history resources available to teachers. Other resou…

The Iowa Department of Education is hiring

Date: 
Friday, February 21, 2020
Come join our team of professionals who are passionate and committed to ensuring each student in Iowa receives a top-notch education. Here are the positions: Education Program Consultant (Program Evaluation) - We are looking for someone with experience doing research and/or evaluation projects, who thrives in a coll…

Celebrate National Child and Adult Care Food Program Week

Date: 
Wednesday, February 19, 2020
Afterschool programs, childcare centers, and preschools that participate in the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) are encouraged to celebrate National CACFP Week to raise awareness of the program. The purpose of CACFP Week is to:  Educate parents and the…

New resource promotes nutritious school meals

Date: 
Thursday, February 13, 2020
Did you know that proper nutrition in schools leads to less absenteeism? Fewer classroom disruptions? Higher test scores? To highlight the School Breakfast Program and National School Lunch Program, we have created a new downloadable resource poster that provides information on school meals in Iowa. The School Br…

10 Iowa teachers honored

Date: 
Wednesday, February 5, 2020
DES MOINES – Ten of the state’s top teachers were honored for their service during an annual luncheon in Des Moines. Iowa Department of Education Director Ryan Wise was joined by Gov. Kim Reynolds and Lt. Gov. Adam Gregg in hosting the Outstanding Iowa Teachers Recognition Luncheon. See photos from the luncheon.…

An unlikely journey: From marginal student to Teacher of the Year

Date: 
Thursday, January 30, 2020
Editor’s note: George Anderson, Iowa’s 2020 Teacher of the Year, was introduced to the State Board of Education recently. The following are his comments from the meeting. Anderson is a social studies teacher at Kennedy High School in Cedar Rapids. Hello and good afternoon. I want to thank you for hosting me and …

5 Ways to Celebrate CTE Month

Date: 
Tuesday, January 28, 2020
Every February, students, educators and administrators celebrate CTE month, a nationwide campaign held to celebrate career and technical education and the achievements and accomplishments of CTE programs across the country. Today’s CTE programs have become increasingly innovative. Extending well beyond the develop…

86 Iowa students selected as candidates for prestigious award

Date: 
Friday, January 24, 2020
Eighty-six students from Iowa have been named 2020 candidates for the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program. The U.S. Presidential Scholars Program was established in 1964, by executive order of the president, to recognize and honor some of our nation's most distinguished graduating high school seniors. In 1979,…

Help ensure no child goes hungry during the summer

Date: 
Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Summer can often mean the opposite of sunshine and fun for more than 200,000 Iowa children who, instead, face a bona fide daily crisis called hunger. Once the academic school year ends, children who qualify to receive school-sponsored, free and reduced-price meals are left with a major, unfilled, nutritional void. T…

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