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Articles from 09/2020

COVID-19 Guidance and Information

Date: 
Thursday, September 17, 2020
The Iowa Department of Education (Department) is providing guidance and information for Iowa school districts, area education agencies (AEAs), community colleges and other stakeholders in response to an expanding global outbreak of the novel (new) coronavirus, also known as COVID-19. Guidance and information will be up…

Institutes of higher education may apply for connectivity grants

Date: 
Wednesday, September 9, 2020
Applications are now available to higher education institutions that are seeking to tap into a portion of the $6.9 million Governors Emergency Education fund to improve connectivity for students and professional development for faculty online instruction. The competitive grants are categorized into three components:…

Student gives her thoughts about what makes a great teacher

Date: 
Wednesday, September 2, 2020
Editor’s note: As staff at Clarion-Goldfield-Dows prepared to come back to school, Superintendent Joseph Nelson asked a student, Paige German, to give her thoughts to the faculty about what makes a good teacher. As her former fifth grade teacher Tanja Jensen said, “She blew us away!” We concur. Here is Paige’s …

Leading and learning amid uncertainty

Date: 
Tuesday, September 1, 2020
As we embark on the new school year and the challenges ahead, I am reminded of a quote from John F. Kennedy. “Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.” Navigating the new school year, we have no choice but to rethink assumptions, navigate rapidly changing circumstances and learn from each deci…

Equity series kicks off Sept. 23; licensure renewal credit available

Date: 
Tuesday, September 1, 2020
The inaugural webinar for the Iowa Department of Education’s Social Justice and Equity in Education series kicks off on Sept. 23. The session, which will be opened by the Department’s Director Ann Lebo, will feature A’ndrea Wilson, a professor at Grand View University, who will deliver “It’s Okay to be Unc…

Printed from the Iowa Department of Education website on September 19, 2020 at 11:59pm.