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Breaking down the barriers to successful adult learning

Monday, April 12, 2021
Liliana Chinchilla-Juan For Liliana Chinchilla-Juan, her career interests have always included health care, but her pathway for getting there wasn’t always as straight forward. Chinchilla-Juan had taken a few college nursing courses in her home country, but after moving to Iowa in 2017, she found that …

Choose Iowa Student Culinary Competition results are in!

Thursday, April 8, 2021
Crispito Recipe Entry - Dallas Center Grimes CSD The Iowa Department of Education hosted a Choose Iowa Culinary Competition for high school students enrolled in a culinary arts class or foods-based course through a school’s family and consumer sciences program. The concept for the competition was to plan …

A change in the institutional mindset is key to helping students

Wednesday, April 7, 2021
Editor’s note: Al Solano will be featured as a guest speaker at an Iowa Department of Education webinar on guided pathways on April 8. Faculty from Iowa’s community colleges will gain insight from Solano on how guided pathways can assist their students and their institutions. Dr. Al Solano Solano is the …

Iowa Fine Arts Education Summit set for June 17

Monday, April 5, 2021
The Iowa Arts Council, Iowa Department of Education (IDOE), and Iowa Alliance for Arts Education are joining forces to address the greatest needs of Iowa students, families, and educators. At the second biennial Iowa Fine Arts Education Summit, to be held online on June 17, arts educators, teaching artists, and educ…

This alternative school lowered its suspension rate by 90%. Yes, you read that right.

Monday, April 5, 2021
Establishing a school that is safe and supportive for students can be challenging. You would think it would be even harder in an alternative high school. You would think. But the Expo Alternative Learning Center in Waterloo has rounded a corner in the last seven years, adopting Positive Behavioral Interventions and …

Connecting, engaging and leading

Thursday, April 1, 2021
There is a critical connection between schools, communities and student engagement. While embarking on school visits this spring, I am excited to connect directly with teachers and administrators, witness their enthusiasm and see these partnerships and connections in action. Observing firsthand all the amazing thing…

Garden Mini-Grants available for young children

Wednesday, March 31, 2021
Where are children permitted to literally get their hands dirty and learn something in the process? In a garden, of course. Children and gardening go hand in hand. It’s a natural fit, so naturally, early care and education providers won’t want to miss this opportunity through the Iowa Association for the Education …

Online learning platform is ‘IDEAL’ for adult learners

Tuesday, March 30, 2021
The adoption of technology into our daily lives has been transformative. In many cases, things are now faster, more engaging and more efficient, and as a result, additional opportunities have emerged for accessibility, growth and success. For education and training in Iowa, use of technology is a key component for reac…

USDA extends meal flexibilities through summer 2021

Monday, March 29, 2021
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently announced the nationwide extension of several USDA Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) waivers that allow all children to continue to receive meals this summer when schools are out of session. These flexibilities are now available through Sept. 30 or the start of the sc…

Apply for grant to expand your pre-apprenticeship program

Thursday, March 25, 2021
Iowa Workforce Development announced applications are now open for the Quality Pre-Apprenticeship Program Expansion grant, a funding opportunity that will support the expansion of Quality Pre-Apprenticeship programs. A Quality Pre-Apprenticeship is a program or set of strategies designed to prepare individuals to enter…


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