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Articles from 06/2021

Waterloo’s career center proves successful on all fronts

Date: 
Tuesday, June 29, 2021
The Waterloo Community School District’s Career Center has exploded in growth in its first five years. Consider: The center started with 37 students in its first year; last semester, the center was at capacity at 420 high school students. The center started with two programs; this past year, it had 18, with more to c…

Notice for public comment regarding extension of 2020 CARES Act funding flexibility waiver

Date: 
Thursday, June 24, 2021
The Iowa Department of Education (Department) is seeking public comment on its request to extend the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) funding flexibility waiver, originally granted by the U.S. Department of Education on April 21, 2020, for one additional fiscal year. This extension, like t…

A “COOL” training gathers youth leaders

Date: 
Thursday, June 24, 2021
After a two-year delay due to the COVID-19 pandemic, student officers and group mentors from Iowa’s career and technical student organizations convened in Ankeny this month for an annual leadership and skill-building training. Sponsored by the Iowa Department of Education, the Iowa Career and Technical Student Org…

Iowa Department of Education, University of Iowa to launch new pre-K-12 school mental health center

Date: 
Wednesday, June 23, 2021
DES MOINES — Gov. Kim Reynolds, the Iowa Department of Education and the University of Iowa today announced a partnership aimed at expanding support for mental health, including training, resources and outreach to educators and schools across the state. The new Iowa Center for School Mental Health will leverage th…

6 teachers named finalists for prestigious award

Date: 
Monday, June 21, 2021
DES MOINES — The Iowa Department of Education today announced that six Iowa educators have been named 2021 finalists in the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. This year’s finalists are: Mathematics Dominic Audia, who teaches at Iowa City West High School Sarah Martin…

Iowa Department of Education seeks educators to develop online courses

Date: 
Thursday, June 10, 2021
The Iowa Department of Education is seeking licensed Iowa educators to develop additional online courses for inclusion in Iowa e-Learning Central (ILC). ILC is being developed as a resource to provide access to courses and tools to support educators as they navigate virtual learning environments and incorporate online …

Location for the State Board of Education retreat and business meeting moved to the Grimes State Office Building

Date: 
Wednesday, June 9, 2021
DES MOINES - The Iowa State Board of Education’s annual retreat and regular business meeting, scheduled for Thursday, June 10, and Friday, June 11, will be held at the Grimes State Office Building, State Board Room (second floor), 400 E. 14th St., Des Moines, Iowa. The retreat and meeting were originally to be held i…

Advisory: State Board of Education to meet June 10-11

Date: 
Tuesday, June 8, 2021
DES MOINES - The Iowa State Board of Education’s annual retreat will take place on Thursday, June 10, and Friday, June 11, will be held at the Grimes State Office Building, State Board Room (second floor), 400 E. 14th St., Des Moines, Iowa. The retreat and meeting were originally to be held in Ankeny at Des Moines Ar…

Summer days are here again!

Date: 
Wednesday, June 2, 2021
Northeast Iowa Community College offers CNA training to high school students during the summer semester. What do your summer plans look like? For many kids, summertime means a welcome break, sleeping in and having fun with friends. However, for several Iowa high school students, summer is seen as a valuable…

Magnet schools draw students to their doors, far and wide

Date: 
Wednesday, June 2, 2021
What happens when you plop a magnet school down into a lower-income neighborhood? According to data collected by the Cedar Rapids Community School District, good things. Really good things. In fact, officials liked the results they were seeing so much that within the last five years, they have expanded the magnet sc…

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