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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

Date: 
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…

Iowa will receive nearly $775 million in new round of federal COVID-19 relief for schools

Date: 
Friday, March 19, 2021
DES MOINES — The Iowa Department of Education today announced that the state is slated to receive nearly $775 million in federal relief for Pre-K-12 schools through a fund to address costs incurred due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The amount is Iowa’s share of the more than $122.7 billion in a third round of emerge…

Dir. Lebo kicks off spring school tour with focus on work-based learning

Date: 
Wednesday, March 17, 2021
Expanding real-world experiences prepares students for college and careers DES MOINES — Iowa Department of Education Director Ann Lebo will kick off a spring school tour focused on work-based learning on Thursday, March 18, in the Marshalltown Community School District. State leaders are looking for ways to streng…

Governor Reynolds awards $3 million in career academy grants to expand high school student readiness in high-demand fields

Date: 
Monday, February 15, 2021
$1 million each awarded to Eastern Iowa Community Colleges, Indian Hills Community College and Waterloo Community Schools DES MOINES — Gov. Kim Reynolds and the Iowa Department of Education today awarded three $1 million competitive grants through the new Career Academy Incentive Fund to prepare more high school s…

Help ensure no child goes hungry during the summer

Date: 
Monday, February 1, 2021
Sponsors are sought for meal, snack sites across the state DES MOINES – In an effort to head off hunger, the Iowa Department of Education is seeking sponsors for a federally funded program that provides nutritious meals or snacks to children in low-income areas of the state during the summer months. Summer can …

Annual Report on Iowa’s Community Colleges now available

Date: 
Thursday, January 28, 2021
DES MOINES – The Iowa Department of Education today released the latest edition of an annual report with state-level data and information about Iowa’s community colleges. The Condition of Iowa’s Community Colleges report includes data on programs and services, student enrollment and demographics, student succe…

Advisory: State Board of Education to meet on Thursday

Date: 
Tuesday, January 26, 2021
Members of the public may join remotely DES MOINES - The Iowa State Board of Education will hold its regular meeting on Thursday, Jan. 28, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. A short information session will be held prior to the start of the meeting from 9 to 9:20 a.m. Both the information session and meeting will be held i…

Iowa receives nearly $345 million in new round of federal COVID-19 relief for schools

Date: 
Monday, January 11, 2021
DES MOINES — The Iowa Department of Education today announced that the state has received nearly $345 million in federal relief for PK-12 schools through a fund to address costs incurred due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The amount is Iowa’s share of the more than $54 billion in emergency relief provided in the Elem…

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