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Outstanding educators honored at luncheon

Thursday, January 27, 2022
Several educators were honored Thursday in Des Moines by Gov. Kim Reynolds, Lt. Gov. Adam Gregg and Iowa Department of Education Director Ann Lebo during the 2022 Outstanding Iowa Teachers Recognition Luncheon. [See photos from the luncheon] The luncheon recognized finalists and winners of the Iowa Teacher of the…

Four ways to celebrate CTE Month®

Tuesday, January 25, 2022
February is CTE Month®, and you’re invited to join in the celebration. Each year, the achievements in career and technical education programs are highlighted and promoted by students, educators and administrators in Iowa and across the nation. Career and technical education, or CTE, directly prepares students for…

57 Iowa students selected as candidates for prestigious award

Friday, January 21, 2022
Fifty-seven students from Iowa have been named 2022 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, th…

Pathway navigators connect students to new opportunities

Tuesday, January 18, 2022
Melissa Albrant with her two daughters It’s the first week of Melissa Albrant’s new job as a child support recovery supervisor. Her schedule is hectic, filled with learning new things and adjusting to a different environment and pace. But she is upbeat, excited and most important, grateful for this n…

Christensen receives award for work combating human trafficking of children

Thursday, January 13, 2022
Max Christensen received an Outstanding Anti-Trafficking Service Award It takes a village is an understatement when it comes to protecting Iowa’s youth from the tragedy of human trafficking. Aware of the dangers, Max Christensen, head of school transportation services at the Iowa Department of Education a…

Gov. Reynolds Launches New Teacher and Paraeducator Registered Apprenticeship

Wednesday, January 12, 2022
DES MOINES – Gov. Reynolds announced the launch of a first-in-the-nation Teacher and Paraeducator Registered Apprenticeship Grant Program Tuesday during her annual Condition of the State Address.   The grant program will provide opportunities for current high school students to earn a paraeducator certificate…

Apply for computer science professional development grants

Wednesday, January 12, 2022
Grants to support computer science professional development are now available. Iowa school districts, accredited nonpublic schools, Area Education Agencies and collaboratives are encouraged to apply. The grant program, known as the Computer Science Professional Development Incentive Fund, is intended to help build t…

Plan to attend conference on work-based learning

Wednesday, January 12, 2022
Mark your calendars! Early bird registration is now open for the 2022 Iowa’s Annual Work-based Learning Conference. This premier event on work-based learning initiatives will be held on April 14 at The Meadows Events Center in Altoona. Coordinated through the executive board of the Iowa Work-based Learning Coordin…

When did your district last have a Teacher of the Year?

Tuesday, January 11, 2022
The Pleasant Valley Community School District remembers well the first time they had an Iowa Teacher of the Year named from among the faculty. It was last year, when Pleasant Valley High School Teacher Sara Russell was named the 2022 Teacher of the Year. So will the 2023 Teacher of the Year hail from your district? …

Webinars scheduled for Iowa e-Learning Central

Monday, January 10, 2022
Two webinars have been scheduled to help educators and school administrators familiarize themselves with the new course download feature that was launched in Iowa e-Learning Central last month. Educators can choose from the following dates to attend a webinar: Jan. 18, 3 to 4 p.m. Jan. 27, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. …


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Printed from the Iowa Department of Education website on June 29, 2022 at 8:51am.