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Articles from 03/2021

Dir. Lebo kicks off spring school tour with focus on work-based learning

Wednesday, March 17, 2021
Expanding real-world experiences prepares students for college and careers DES MOINES — Iowa Department of Education Director Ann Lebo will kick off a spring school tour focused on work-based learning on Thursday, March 18, in the Marshalltown Community School District. State leaders are looking for ways to streng…

The Iowa Intermediary Network gets innovative with ‘Live Events’

Monday, March 15, 2021
A lightbulb moment of true innovation can happen when you least expect it. It often begins as a way to adapt to a changing environment, but the end result, ultimately, provides a new and much-improved way of doing things. For the Iowa Intermediary Network, their lightbulb moment grew out of the need to make changes …

Iowa Department of Education seeks public comment on revised Perkins V state plan

Wednesday, March 10, 2021
The Iowa Department of Education is seeking comment on a proposed revision to the state plan for the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for 21st Century Act, commonly known as Perkins V.  The U.S. Department of Education allows for revisions to performance measures within Perkins V state plans when ch…

Celebrating (the right choices in) food!

Tuesday, March 9, 2021
March 14-20 is National CACFP Week, which aims to build awareness of how the federally funded U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) helps contribute to wellness, healthy growth and development of young children and adults across the country. The program provides meal reimbursement…

Schools honored for creating safe, positive environments 2019-2020

Monday, March 8, 2021
The Iowa Department of Education has awarded schools statewide for their work on implementing Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS). PBIS is a multi-tiered system of support for academics and behavior which provides the framework for school districts to implement and monitor prevention and intervention …

Iowa consortia awarded GEER funds to increase online opportunities

Thursday, March 4, 2021
The consortia of Allen College and St. Luke’s College, Iowa Private Academic Libraries and Iowa’s 15 community colleges were awarded funds aimed at increasing more virtual education opportunities and online communities. The funds are provided through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act…

National School Breakfast Week March 8-12

Wednesday, March 3, 2021
Pictured: All Saints School in Cedar Rapids offers Breakfast Buckets where students select breakfast items to fill their bucket and take to the classroom to consume. The school has similar levels of participation in breakfast and lunch programs. With free school meals, there has never been a better oppor…

March: Iowa History Month

Wednesday, March 3, 2021
March is Iowa History Month. Did you know: Long before Europeans came to Iowa, the state was populated by several Native American tribes: the Ioway in the central and west portions of the state, the Sioux in the north, the Saux and Fox in the east, and the Otoe in the southwest. In addition to hunting, tribes grew c…

Here are resources for Women’s History Month

Tuesday, March 2, 2021
March is Women’s History Month, a month dedicated to the contributions women made in U.S. history. Women made plenty of contributions in Iowa, too. For instance, Arabella Mansfield of Mount Pleasant became the first female attorney in 1869 in the entire country. Less than 40 years later, Gertrude Durden Rush became…

Unlocking new possibilities

Monday, March 1, 2021
Teachers change the world one child at a time. And with each child, we unlock, and unleash, new possibilities into the world. While we could never find enough ways to honor our teachers for the work they do, there is one specific way you could recognize a teacher in your school — by nominating one of them as the 2022…


Printed from the Iowa Department of Education website on September 27, 2022 at 7:21am.