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Grants available for social-emotional-behavioral health

Date: 
Thursday, February 10, 2022
The deadline has been extended for applications for grants to enable schools to train and sustain the school health workforce to support COVID response-and-recovery initiates focused on social-emotional-behavioral health (SEBH). The deadline is now Friday, March 11, at 4:30 p.m. The Iowa Departments of Education and…

Two Iowa educators receive prestigious honors

Date: 
Thursday, February 10, 2022
DES MOINES – Two Iowa educators have been named recipients of the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST). Angie Bonthuis, an educator at Gilbert Elementary School in the Gilbert Community School District, was honored for her work in mathematics. Bonthuis has been an educato…

Honoring school counselors: Sheryl Bass

Date: 
Thursday, February 10, 2022
It’s National School Counseling Week, which honors the unique contribution of school counselors in schools. This week, we salute Iowa’s nearly 1,400 school counselors. Each day this week, we will highlight a school counselor from across the state. Today we focus on Sheryl Bass, a college-career transition cou…

CTE Month® Student Q&A – Mia Gibson

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Wednesday, February 9, 2022
Editor’s note: For February’s CTE Month®, we are featuring Q&A sessions with Iowa educators and students who are participating in career and technical education programs. Their experiences and perspectives provide a glimpse into the importance of CTE instruction for skill development and career exploration. Qu…

Honoring school counselors: Melissa Murphy

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Wednesday, February 9, 2022
It’s National School Counseling Week, which honors the unique contribution of school counselors in schools. This week, we salute Iowa’s nearly 1,400 school counselors. Each day this week, we will highlight a school counselor from across the state. Today we focus on Melissa Murphy, a counselor at Springville S…

Honoring school counselors: Megan Barber

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Tuesday, February 8, 2022
It’s National School Counseling Week, which honors the unique contribution of school counselors in schools. This week, we salute Iowa’s nearly 1,400 school counselors.  Each day this week, we will highlight a school counselor from across the state. Today we focus on Megan Barber, a counselor at Morris El…

Honoring school counselors: Lacey Cherniss

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Monday, February 7, 2022
It’s National School Counseling Week, which honors the unique contribution of school counselors in schools. This week, we salute Iowa’s nearly 1,400 school counselors. Each day this week, we will highlight a school counselor from across the state. Today we focus on Lacey Cherniss, who counsels at Indianola Mi…

Here’s a novel way to fill a Spanish teacher position

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Thursday, February 3, 2022
Need a Spanish teacher for the 2022-23 school year? Check out the Iowa Exchange Visiting Teachers from Spain Program. The program enables Spanish teachers to have the opportunity to teach in an accredited school in the United States under a visa for up to three years. The program provides local school districts and …

Focusing on what matters most

Date: 
Tuesday, February 1, 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. Last week I had the honor of recognizing some of our talen…

Celebrate Black History Month with these resources

Date: 
Tuesday, February 1, 2022
February is National Black History Month. To find resources for either the classroom or personal edification, one need look only as far as Iowa’s history. Did you know: That Iowa was home to a town named Buxton, in which residents and businesses were fully integrated from 1895 into the 1920s? Iowa was one of …

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