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Iowa Department of Education awards over $1.6 million in therapeutic classroom grants to six school districts

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Friday, May 28, 2021
DES MOINES — The Iowa Department of Education today awarded over $1.6 million in competitive grants to six school districts to establish therapeutic classrooms for learners whose social-emotional or behavioral needs impact their ability to be successful in their current learning environment. “This grant supports…

Getting Iowa e-Learning Central ready for you

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Wednesday, May 26, 2021
With the end of the school year quickly approaching, the Iowa Department of Education is providing an update on Iowa e-Learning Central and what educators can expect prior to the start of the 2021-22 school year. Teachers across the state have been busy developing new course content and the Department is on track fo…

From the ground up, students remodel homes, reshape futures: Part II

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Wednesday, May 26, 2021
Dennis Fleege has a saying he shares with his students, “Expect the unexpected.” As the on-site industrial technology teacher of the Marion Community Build program that renovates old homes for resale, he also said that once you get into construction you never really leave it. On both counts, he knows from what h…

From the ground up, students remodel homes, reshape futures: Part I

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Monday, May 24, 2021
Great things happen when schools, businesses, and communities join forces to work together on mutual goals for the common good. The Community Build program in Marion is a shining example of the transformative power of just such commitment, energy and action. The project was inspired by the Marion Independent School …

Meal flexibilities for next school year

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Monday, May 24, 2021
West Liberty The United States Department of Agriculture has extended a number of nationwide child nutrition waivers through the 2021-22 school year. These waivers will allow many of the service models implemented over the past year to continue through next school year, including the distribution of mult…

Some families eligible for discounted broadband service

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Friday, May 21, 2021
Families whose children participate in the free or reduced-price lunch and breakfast programs at school may qualify for a $50-a-month discount on broadband internet service under a temporary program administered by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). In addition, Pell Grant recipients may be eligible for the d…

All in the family: the Presidential Scholars

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Thursday, May 20, 2021
Academic success is a family affair for the Niewoehners. With not one, but two daughters designated as U.S. Presidential Scholars in the last recent years, it is clear that this close-knit clan from Hawkeye is doing something right. This month, 17-year-old high school graduate Molly Niewoehner was named as one of Io…

The pathway to academic success

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Wednesday, May 19, 2021
It’s full steam ahead for college freshman Taylor Marino. Currently, Marino is attending Southeastern Community College and is working toward her lifelong dream of becoming a second-grade teacher. Since her senior year at Notre Dame High School in Burlington, Marino has been taking college credit classes that can be …

Town of Anita’s ready for its closeup, thanks to students’ winning video

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Tuesday, May 18, 2021
ANITA – A team from CAM High School won a statewide competition by producing a video promoting the town of Anita. The video, called Why Our Town Anita, highlights reasons that make the west-central Iowa town a good place to live and raise a family. The marketing project challenge came from the Clearinghouse for…

Three Iowa students named 2021 U.S. Presidential Scholars

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Thursday, May 13, 2021
DES MOINES — Three Iowa high school students have been named to the 57th class of U.S. Presidential Scholars. The program recognizes up to 161 high school seniors from across the country for their accomplishments in academics, the arts and career and technical education fields. Iowa’s U.S. Presidential Scholars …

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