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Articles from 08/2019

Give input at upcoming Chapter 103 meetings

Date: 
Friday, August 30, 2019
Educators, parents and other stakeholders are invited to give input on proposed revisions to Iowa Administrative Code chapter 281-103 (“Chapter 103”) at six meetings scheduled across the state in September and October. The proposed revisions, which sought to clarify the appropriate use of seclusion and restraint…

Nominate a Presidential Scholar by Sept. 30

Date: 
Thursday, August 29, 2019
2018-19 Iowa students named presidential scholars, pictured left to right: Colin McDonald, Tiffin, McDonald Home School Astoria Chao, Cedar Falls, Cedar Falls High School Jaxon Mullinnix, Lone Tree, Lone Tree High School Megan Niewoehner, Hawkeye, Sumner-Fredericksburg High School The…

Director Wise announces 30 school visits

Date: 
Wednesday, August 28, 2019
DES MOINES – Iowa Department of Education Director Ryan Wise kicks off his fifth year of weekly visits to Iowa schools and classrooms. Wise is scheduled to visit 30 school districts through December. In the four years since Wise became director, he has visited more than 500 schools in over 200 districts. “I…

Opportunity knocks for students, teachers – and businesses

Date: 
Wednesday, August 28, 2019
Jay Bruns knows he’s not alone in Iowa. Like many employers, he’s looking for a steady pipeline of talent, especially tricky in a state that boasts a 2.6 percent unemployment rate. The nonprofit that Bruns works for, Link Associates, also could use some marketing and programming input. But that can seem like a luxu…

New Opportunities for Students, Employers and Teachers

Date: 
Tuesday, August 27, 2019
Please spread the word within your networks about new opportunities for K-12 students, employers and teachers through the Iowa Clearinghouse for Work-Based Learning. Work-based learning empowers students to apply what they are learning in the classroom to high-quality, real-world professional experiences. The cleari…

Gov. Reynolds announces new work-based learning opportunities for Iowa students and employers

Date: 
Tuesday, August 27, 2019
DES MOINES -- Gov. Kim Reynolds, joined by business and education leaders, today announced opportunities now available through the Iowa Clearinghouse for Work-Based Learning, a virtual space that connects students and employers through shared projects that enable students to learn through real-world professional experi…

New program gives students a leg up in high-demand fields

Date: 
Wednesday, August 21, 2019
(L-R) Hudson High School seniors Sophie Selenke and Morgan Hanson, and Waterloo West High School senior Alejandro Ayard say that Hawkeye’s CNA Summer College Credit Program helped them find their calling. Figuring out what you want to do when you “grow up” can be difficult, even for adults. But not for Hu…

Notice for public comment regarding a waiver of limitation

Date: 
Tuesday, August 20, 2019
The Iowa Department of Education is filing a request to the U.S. Department of Education for a waiver of the limitation in section 1127(b) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) that prohibits a State educational agency (SEA) from granting to a local educational agency (LEA) a waiver of the carryo…

Beware. Be aware. Students, buses hit the roads this week

Date: 
Tuesday, August 20, 2019
When school is in full session, the approximately 6,000 school buses in the state will haul over 240,000 children (twice a day) on routes totaling about 230,000 miles each day. That’s comparable to driving all of the residents in the city of Des Moines to the moon in one day – and that happens every day throughout …

Ushering in leaders at the Iowa State Fair

Date: 
Thursday, August 15, 2019
Katie Gress (L), a senior from Waukon High School and Danielle Pettitt (R), a sophomore from Lone Tree High School, hand out temporary tattoos in the Agriculture Building during the Iowa State Fair. Corn dogs, concerts and competitions – all iconic images that come to mind when thinking about the Iowa State F…

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