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Articles from 04/2019

Computer Science is Elementary Awards Announced

Tuesday, April 30, 2019
DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds has announced the six schools selected to each receive $50,000 grants through the Computer Science is Elementary project. The Governor’s STEM Advisory Council and the Iowa Department of Education are partnering with business and industry on this project to transform six high-poverty e…

Cowboys, coffee and life lessons!

Monday, April 29, 2019
The Cowboy Café Coffee Shop, located in the Clarion-Goldfield-Dows High School library, was created by Alicia Schaben, a Level 3 special education teacher, and is an ideal way to blend learning opportunities for special education and general education students. Special education students are involved in all aspects…

New website sets the stage for work-based learning clearinghouse

Friday, April 26, 2019
A new website has launched that will eventually house a virtual space where business partners can post projects for Iowa K-12 students to gain in-depth work experience, bringing real-world application into the schools. The Iowa Clearinghouse for Work-Based Learning site currently includes work-based learning resourc…

Educators come together to lay the foundation of the future

Wednesday, April 24, 2019
It’s an historic meeting with long-term implications for Iowa’s students. Educators from all of Iowa’s Area Education Agencies – 175 of them – are uniting to look at ways to streamline education. “Uniting” is the operative term: Educators representing both special education and general education are worki…

Achtung! A new opportunity for students, schools!

Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Districts that teach German in their schools just got a new resource – straight from Germany. The Iowa Department of Education and the German Central Agency for Schools Abroad signed an agreement that would promote the German language and culture. Under the agreement, Germany has assigned a liaison to work with Io…

Congratulations to Iowa's U.S. Presidential Scholar Semifinalists

Thursday, April 18, 2019
Semifinalists The state of Iowa has 9 semifinalists for the prestigious 2019 U.S. Presidential Scholars program. Jillian Baker, North Liberty - West High School Astoria Chao, Cedar Falls - Cedar Falls High School Akash Gururaja, Cedar Rapids - Linn-Mar High School Colin McDonald, Tiffin - McDonald Home S…

Visualize this: A photo feature of students choosing their futures

Thursday, April 18, 2019
When several thousand students got a chance to look at their potential futures, what did they see? Masonry, roofing, carpentry, welding, architecture modeling, and more. These central Iowa students participated in the Build My Future event, which provided hands-on opportunities in construction and manufacturing at t…

Students get hands-on experience at ‘Build My Future’ event

Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Students suit up to try their hand at welding Nearly 3,000 central Iowa students from more than 30 high schools ranging from Adel-Desoto-Minburn to Winterset, and everywhere in between, filled the Varied Industries Building at the Iowa State Fairgrounds today to learn more about the wide range of careers in con…

Looking to grow professionally? Here are some options

Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Opportunities abound for professional development this summer. The Iowa Department of Education is offering several conferences, from those who teach English language learners to social studies to fine arts. Here are the details: Our Kids Summer Institute coming June 18-19 Save the date for the 15th annual Our…

Our Kids Summer Institute registration now open

Monday, April 15, 2019
Registration is now open for the Our Kids Summer Institute, scheduled for June 18-19, at the FFA Enrichment Center, 1055 SW Prairie Trail Pkwy in Ankeny. Register yourself and your team at Our Kids Summer Institute 2019 (Course #: 180032). Participants will receive a book from keynote speaker Diane Staehr Fenner titled…


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