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Here are resources for Women’s History Month

Tuesday, March 2, 2021
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 became…

Grant takes aim at social-emotional, behavior supports

Monday, March 1, 2021
Public school districts are encouraged to apply for a grant that is aimed at providing the social-emotional and behavioral supports that some students need. The grant enables districts to establish therapeutic classrooms for learners whose social-emotional or behavioral needs interfere with their ability to be …

Local Food Makes Cents: For Iowa Kids and Farmers awards $43,000 to Early Care Education providers

Thursday, February 25, 2021
Funding totaling $43,000 has been awarded to 125 Early Care and Education (ECE) sites who participate in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) to take part in the incentive pilot called Local Food Makes Cents: For Iowa Kids and Farmers. Last November, partners within the Iowa Farm to School and Early Care Co…

Indian Hills Community College develops new regional center for southern Iowa students

Wednesday, February 24, 2021
Editor’s note: This school feature is part one in a series highlighting recent recipients of the Career Academy Incentive Fund. The Career Academy Incentive Fund was established by a 2019 law that extends a statewide penny sales tax for school infrastructure, called Secure an Advanced Vision for Education (SAVE), thr…

5 teachers named finalists for prestigious award

Thursday, February 18, 2021
Five Iowa educators have been named 2020 finalists in the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. The announcement of finalists were delayed to this year because of the pandemic. They are: Mathematics Angie Bonthuis, kindergarten, Gilbert Community School District Janet Rio…

Last-Dollar Scholarship helps students with their career dreams

Thursday, February 11, 2021
Picture this. You have found the perfect Iowa college program to help you on your career path, whether you are just finishing high school or starting fresh as an adult learner. However, after applying for all other available federal and state grants and scholarships, your budget for tuition and qualified fees still fal…

Does your district have the next Iowa Teacher of the Year?

Monday, February 8, 2021
Thousands of talented Iowa educators lead and inspire their students, but only one is chosen annually as the state’s ambassador to education. The deadline to nominate the 2022 Iowa Teacher of the Year is April 1. The award is an opportunity to recognize an exceptional Iowa teacher who is helping redefine education…

Learning from our Learners

Tuesday, February 2, 2021
As we look forward and collectively imagine the future of education in Iowa in a post-COVID world, it is important to really hear and understand our students’ experiences. Learning from our learners, actively listening and seeking their feedback is necessary in order to grow and build an even stronger education syste…

TLC: Building capacity through innovative approach

Wednesday, February 3, 2021
Allison Morgan lets her first graders burn off some extra energy at Linn-Mar’s Westfield elementary MARION – What happens when a teacher-leader returns to the classroom full time? Really good things. After all, they not only coached teachers to become better educators, but they learned a thing or two ou…

On the move! Clear Creek-Amana literally gets rolling to serve all students

Tuesday, February 2, 2021
When ideas gain traction Necessity is the mother of invention, so when the pandemic served up enough necessity to go around, Clear Creek-Amana Community School District staff wasted no time being inventive to continue educating their most vulnerable students. Last spring, when Iowa’s schools closed to cope with…


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Printed from the Iowa Department of Education website on October 21, 2021 at 6:11am.