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Nashua-Plainfield educator named Iowa History Teacher of the Year

Date: 
Monday, August 15, 2022
Suzan Turner, a social studies teacher at Nashua-Plainfield High School, has been named the 2022 Iowa History Teacher of the Year. Turner, who has taught in the Nashua-Plainfield Community School District for 18 years, received the award through the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, following a recommend…

Department consultant honored for work in student mental health

Date: 
Friday, August 12, 2022
Barb Anderson, a consultant with the Iowa Department of Education, was honored today at the Please Pass the Love’s 10th Midwest Mental Health Conference for her work in student mental health. Anderson received the nonprofit’s School Mental Health Award of Excellence. Anderson, who has been with the Department…

Iowa e-Learning Central: A bevy of courses by Iowa teachers for Iowa teachers

Date: 
Tuesday, August 9, 2022
As the upcoming school year draws near, educators teaching in middle schools and high schools across Iowa now have at their fingertips a full complement of high-quality online courses they can use in the classroom. And courses for elementary educators are not far behind. The courses are a part of Iowa e-Learning Cen…

‘Iowa nice’ on full display for visiting teachers from Spain

Date: 
Wednesday, August 3, 2022
Winter coats? Check. Housing? Check. Pots, pans, bedding, furniture? Check. Those are just some of the considerations going on in the dozen-plus communities where 14 teachers from Spain will be heading off to. The communities ensure the teachers can move in with few hiccups. They are, after all, going to be staying at …

State Board of Education to meet on Thursday

Date: 
Tuesday, August 2, 2022
DES MOINES - The Iowa State Board of Education will hold its regular meeting on Thursday, Aug. 4, at 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 3:00 p.m. and will be held in person. Me…

Register for Iowa BEST

Date: 
Tuesday, August 2, 2022
Registration is under way for the 2022 Iowa BEST (Behavioral, Equitable, Social-Emotional, Trauma-Informed Health in Schools) Summit to be held in Des Moines Oct. 10-11. Sponsored by the Iowa Department of Education and the Iowa Center for School Mental Health, the summit will focus on practical solutions for school…

New year, new opportunities

Date: 
Monday, August 1, 2022
Director Ann Lebo The start of each new school year brings new opportunities for us to connect, thrive and shape the lives of the learners we serve. As we grow our capacity at the Department, I am excited to share the new faces and partnerships that will help us serve you and the more than 547,000 PK-12 …

Apply for state computer science professional development grants

Date: 
Monday, August 1, 2022
Grants to support computer science professional development for teachers across Iowa are now available. Iowa school districts, accredited nonpublic schools, Area Education Agencies and collaboratives are encouraged to apply starting Monday, Aug. 1. Funding for the 2022-23 school year is made possible by a $500,000 stat…

Grant funding provides opportunities for career academy expansion

Date: 
Thursday, July 28, 2022
The Career Academy Incentive Fund is now accepting proposals for the first round of funding for fiscal year 2023. Grant submissions will be accepted through Nov. 3.   Partnerships between Iowa school districts and local community colleges that promote equitable access to high-quality career and technical educat…

When a number becomes a lifeline

Date: 
Wednesday, July 27, 2022
988. Now say it again. And again. That’s what Barb Anderson hopes everyone does – memorize 988. That’s because it’s the number to the national suicide prevention line. Anderson, a consultant with the Iowa Department of Education, says this will help all Iowans, including Iowa’s youth. “988 is a great …

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