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Iowa Department of Education, University of Iowa to launch new pre-K-12 school mental health center

Date: 
Wednesday, June 23, 2021
DES MOINES — Gov. Kim Reynolds, the Iowa Department of Education and the University of Iowa today announced a partnership aimed at expanding support for mental health, including training, resources and outreach to educators and schools across the state. The new Iowa Center for School Mental Health will leverage th…

Iowa Department of Education seeks educators to develop online courses

Date: 
Thursday, June 10, 2021
The Iowa Department of Education is seeking licensed Iowa educators to develop additional online courses for inclusion in Iowa e-Learning Central (ILC). ILC is being developed as a resource to provide access to courses and tools to support educators as they navigate virtual learning environments and incorporate online …

Location for the State Board of Education retreat and business meeting moved to the Grimes State Office Building

Date: 
Wednesday, June 9, 2021
DES MOINES - The Iowa State Board of Education’s annual retreat and regular business meeting, scheduled for Thursday, June 10, and Friday, June 11, will be held at the Grimes State Office Building, State Board Room (second floor), 400 E. 14th St., Des Moines, Iowa. The retreat and meeting were originally to be held i…

State Board of Education to meet June 10-11

Date: 
Tuesday, June 8, 2021
DES MOINES - The Iowa State Board of Education’s annual retreat will take place on Thursday, June 10, and Friday, June 11, will be held at the Grimes State Office Building, State Board Room (second floor), 400 E. 14th St., Des Moines, Iowa. The retreat and meeting were originally to be held in Ankeny at Des Moines Ar…

Iowa Department of Education awards over $1.6 million in therapeutic classroom grants to six school districts

Date: 
Friday, May 28, 2021
DES MOINES — The Iowa Department of Education today awarded over $1.6 million in competitive grants to six school districts to establish therapeutic classrooms for learners whose social-emotional or behavioral needs impact their ability to be successful in their current learning environment. “This grant supports…

Three Iowa students named 2021 U.S. Presidential Scholars

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Thursday, May 13, 2021
DES MOINES — Three Iowa high school students have been named to the 57th class of U.S. Presidential Scholars. The program recognizes up to 161 high school seniors from across the country for their accomplishments in academics, the arts and career and technical education fields. Iowa’s U.S. Presidential Scholars …

State Board of Education to meet on Thursday

Date: 
Tuesday, May 4, 2021
DES MOINES - The Iowa State Board of Education will hold its regular meeting on Thursday, May 6, in the Iowa Department of Education, Grimes State Office Building, State Board Room (second floor), 400 E. 14th Street, Des Moines. The meeting is scheduled to run from 9 a.m. to 2:05 p.m. and will be held in person with th…

Governor Reynolds designates $11.5 million in COVID-19 relief to support mental health services in pre-K-12 schools, help more Iowans retrain for in-demand careers

Date: 
Thursday, April 15, 2021
DES MOINES — Gov. Kim Reynolds and the Iowa Department of Education today announced that more than $11.5 million in federal relief funding is available to assist public school districts in providing mental health support and other wraparound services to pre-K-12 students, and support community college efforts in expa…

Iowa Department of Education, Iowa College Aid award start-up grants to expand college, career transition counselors

Date: 
Friday, April 2, 2021
$50,000 each awarded to six community colleges in partnership with local school districts DES MOINES — The Iowa Department of Education and Iowa College Aid today awarded six $50,000 competitive grants to help establish new college and career transition counselor positions that will focus on preparing more high sc…

Number of high school students earning community college credit hits record high

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Friday, March 26, 2021
DES MOINES - Gov. Kim Reynolds and the Iowa Department of Education today announced that a record-high number of high school students earned dual high school and community college credit for courses in the 2019-20 school year, according to a new report issued Thursday. Joint enrollment increased to 51,800 students from…

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