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Annual skilled trades event provides hands-on learning

Wednesday, April 14, 2021
Business industry leaders and students from across central Iowa are transforming the Iowa State Fairgrounds into a career exploration center today as they gather for Des Moines’ annual Build My Future event. More than 2,500 high school and junior high students from nearly 80 Iowa schools are attending the interactive…

Seventh graders chart their course for success through high school -- and beyond

Tuesday, April 13, 2021
MARSHALLTOWN – If you peer into Rebecca Callahan’s classroom, you might do a double take. That’s because it doesn’t look like a regular class. In one corner, you’ll find a student calculating the caloric content of a balanced meal. In another part of the classroom, a group of students is constructing a model …

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 colleges and universities encouraged to apply for available GEER funds

Tuesday, April 6, 2021
The Iowa Department of Education is accepting grant applications for approximately $870,000 in federal funding to support professional development and effective online and remote instruction at Iowa’s colleges and universities. The funds are provided through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) A…

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 …

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

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…

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…


Printed from the Iowa Department of Education website on April 14, 2021 at 8:43pm.