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Articles from 08/2021

Teachers from Spain ‘les gusta mucho’ Iowa

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Tuesday, August 31, 2021
“Iowa Nice” has reached Spain. Or so say 12 educators from Spain who have made their way to Iowa to teach Spanish in the coming school year. “We were told that Iowa has very nice people and are very welcoming.” “I am liking what I am seeing. Everyone has been so helpful. I’m grateful.” Those were ju…

Iowa Literacy Council awards two educators

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Monday, August 30, 2021
During last month’s Adult Education and Literacy Virtual Conference, the Iowa Literacy Council took the unprecedented step of awarding not one, but two outstanding educators for the prestigious Archie Willard Award. Arianna Walden of Kirkwood Community College and Diane Jackson of Iowa Lakes Community College were…

Students: Apply for Senate Youth Program

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Thursday, August 26, 2021
Students are urged to apply for the United States Senate Youth Program, which is a unique educational experience for outstanding high school students interested in pursuing careers in public service. The 60th Annual U.S. Senate Youth Program will be held in Washington, D.C., from March 5-12, 2022. Two student leader…

Working together empowers an industry

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Wednesday, August 25, 2021
The sector partnership teams with schools to provide hands-on learning experiences. Kristi Heisinger knows that a common goal can be a powerful thing. As the facilitator for the Northwest Iowa Manufacturing Sector Partnership, Heisinger has witnessed first-hand how area businesses have successfully worked t…

Governor Reynolds, Iowa Department of Education award over $8.6 million in K-12 school mental health grants

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Tuesday, August 24, 2021
DES MOINES - Gov. Kim Reynolds and the Iowa Department of Education today announced over $8.6 million in competitive grants will be awarded to 64 school districts to assist them in providing mental health support and other wraparound services to students and families. The funds are provided through the Governor…

Nominate a Presidential Scholar by Sept. 30

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Tuesday, August 24, 2021
The Iowa Department of Education is seeking nominations for outstanding high school seniors for the 2022 U.S. Presidential Scholars selection cycle. We encourage you to nominate students who, while demonstrating outstanding scholarship, might not otherwise be nominated through the current SAT/ACT, arts or Career and Te…

Grants enable educators to attend computer science workshops

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Friday, August 20, 2021
Grants are available to help Iowa school districts and accredited nonpublic schools with the cost for substitutes or stipends to enable educators to attend workshops aimed at developing K-12 computer science plans. The grants are called SCRIPT Workshop Grants, in which the acronym stands for Strategic CSforALL Resou…

Governor, Director Lebo kick off ‘Golden Owl Award’ honoring ag educators

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Thursday, August 19, 2021
Gov. Kim Reynolds DES MOINES – The Iowa State Fairgrounds were the perfect backdrop today as Gov. Kim Reynolds, Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Julie Kenney and Iowa Department of Education Director Ann Lebo officially kicked off the nominating period for Iowa’s agriculture educator of the year. The …

From the classroom to the fairgrounds

Date: 
Thursday, August 19, 2021
It’s Tuesday, just days before the start of the 2021 Iowa State Fair. Agriculture educators, FFA advisors and student members are starting to arrive in Des Moines, and you can feel the excitement and anticipation of what’s to come in the next 10 days. Their year of hard work in agricultural learning and perseveranc…

K-12 teachers, students invited to sign up for statewide ‘design challenge’

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Wednesday, August 18, 2021
Des Moines – The Iowa Department of Education today announced the Build Iowa’s Future Design Challenge, an opportunity for K-12 students to create innovative projects, connect them to careers and compete for up to $1,000 awards for their schools.  The Iowa Clearinghouse for Work-Based Learning and the Home …

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