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Articles from 05/2019

Register for the 2019 HiSET®/Iowa Adult Education and Literacy Summer Conference

Tuesday, May 28, 2019
Registration is open for the 2019 HiSET®/Iowa Adult Education and Literacy Summer Conference to be held July 15-17 at the Des Moines Marriott Downtown. The conference, titled Fielding Their Dreams, will include best practices, emerging trends, and instructional strategies in adult education. The sessions are aimed …

College access? Check. College success? You bet

Thursday, May 23, 2019
Going to college wasn’t an expectation when Breana Rocha was growing up. No one in her family had ever been to college. The process seemed intimidating, and she always thought it was financially out of reach for her family. But that all changed her sophomore year at Abraham Lincoln High School in Council Bluffs. T…

Some great opportunities for high school students

Wednesday, May 22, 2019
The Iowa Department of Human Rights is now accepting applications for two of its youth initiatives – the State of Iowa Youth Advisory Council (SIYAC) and the Iowa Youth Congress (IYC). These are opportunities for youth to develop leadership skills, connect with community leaders, and improve their community through c…

A 180-degree turn: A school on its best behavior

Wednesday, May 22, 2019
Students at Liberty High School are accustomed to interacting with staff, including administrative staff such as Principal Scott Kibby, while navigating the foyers and bustling hallways of their school. Being accessible is all part of creating a positive school culture and climate. “Well, back to the old draw…

Iowa School Performance Profiles updated and released with new features

Tuesday, May 21, 2019
DES MOINES – The Iowa Department of Education today announced new features have been added to a recently launched online school accountability reporting system. The Iowa School Performance Profiles website first launched in December to meet a federal education law called the Every Student Succeeds Act. ESSA, which…

Snacks, recess and…coding?

Monday, May 20, 2019
INDIANOLA – Oh, sure, snacks and recess are on the itinerary of Emerson Elementary’s kindergarten class. But first they have to go to the computer lab to bone up on computer coding. And the fresh-faced students are not only engaged, they are especially quiet. No be-quiet admonishments necessary here. All this be…

Program taps into rural Iowa’s potential: Students, businesses win

Thursday, May 16, 2019
A North Central Career Academy student works on a welding project. EAGLE GROVE – How do you prepare students to succeed in college and careers? Students at the North Central Career Academy say it’s about stepping outside your comfort zone, meeting new people, gaining real-world experience in high-demand fie…

How does farm to school work? Want to step up your game? Register today

Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Registration is underway for the 2019 Iowa Farm to School Conference, which will be held June 21-22 at Central College in Pella. Farm to school activities in Iowa are helping put local food on school meal trays, supporting Iowa farmers, and connecting students to local food systems through school gardens and nutriti…

High school seniors celebrate College Decision Day

Tuesday, May 14, 2019
Perry High School seniors signed their intent to attend college at the College Decision Day event on May 7. The excitement was palpable in the Perry High School gym where students, sporting spirit wear from their selected colleges, universities and branches of the U.S. Armed Forces, celebrated College Decision …

Public input sought for career and technical education standards

Monday, May 13, 2019
DES MOINES – Iowa Department of Education Director Ryan Wise announced today he is seeking the public’s input on proposed standards for career and technical education (CTE). The standards were developed over the last year by program management teams consisting of secondary and postsecondary educators and adminis…


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