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Articles from 09/2021

Regional centers: Big ideas, big outcomes

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Tuesday, September 28, 2021
Kirkwood's four regional centers offer a variety of education and training opportunities If you haven’t heard of Monticello, Iowa, you should. It’s the home to one of Kirkwood Community College’s four regional centers and it, along with its three sister locations, is making a huge impact on area hi…

Program gives students a leg up (part 2)

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Thursday, September 23, 2021
Sergio Sandoval At 19 years old, Sergio Sandoval is set up for success. He is on track to have not one, but two associate of applied science (AAS) degrees in the automotive repair field by mid-2022. And he’s done it all without having to pay a cent in tuition. How did he do it? Simple. He start…

Program gives students a leg up (part 1)

Date: 
Wednesday, September 22, 2021
Georgia Page A diploma with honors is a noteworthy achievement for any Iowa high school graduate. But for 18-year-old Georgia Page, it simply wasn’t enough. In addition to her high school diploma from Roosevelt High School, Georgia also received her associate degree from Des Moines Area Community Co…

Five Iowa schools named National Blue Ribbon Schools

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Tuesday, September 21, 2021
Five Iowa schools are being recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2021. The award honors schools for overall academic performance or for progress in closing achievement gaps among subgroups of students. The Iowa schools named as National Blue Ribbon Schools are: Bed…

Iowa achieves nation’s highest passing rate on high school equivalency exam

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Tuesday, September 21, 2021
Iowa’s passing rate ranks highest among 29 states and U.S. territories using the HiSET high school equivalency exam. DES MOINES - Among states and U.S. territories that use HiSET, a high school equivalency exam, Iowa ranks the highest for the percent of individuals who passed the test. Last year, 95.9 percent of I…

Economic developer turns to work-based learning clearinghouse

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Monday, September 20, 2021
Mallory Hanson Educators, students, businesses and nonprofits rely on the Iowa Clearinghouse for Work-based Learning. Such is the case with Fayette County Economic Development and Tourism in northeast Iowa. The director of the organization, Mallory Hanson, came upon a project in her area that was being done thr…

Register for Iowa BEST: behavioral, social emotional health conference

Date: 
Wednesday, September 15, 2021
Registration is under way for the Iowa BEST: Behavioral, Equitable, Social-Emotional, Trauma-Informed Health in Schools summit to be held Nov. 2-3 in Des Moines. The summit is designed to highlight our collective need to bolster support and care across our educational system, and to build our shared capacity to get …

You know you want to: Develop a Registered Apprenticeship program

Date: 
Tuesday, September 14, 2021
Thinking about developing a Registered Apprenticeship program in your school or business but don’t know where to start? Relax, there’s a playbook for you. Literally. The Iowa High School Registered Apprenticeship Playbook 2.0 is live, and shows you how to get a program up and running. A Registered Apprentices…

Advisory: State Board of Education to meet on Thursday

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Monday, September 13, 2021
DES MOINES - The Iowa State Board of Education will hold its regular meeting on Thursday, Sept. 16, in the Iowa Department of Education, Grimes State Office Building, State Board Room (second floor), 400 E. 14th Street, Des Moines. The meeting is scheduled to run from 9 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. and will be held in person with…

Impacting 4 districts: Sharing a work-based learning coordinator

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Monday, September 13, 2021
Stacy Ascher If making an impact in a school district takes a highly talented and motivated educator, making an impact in four districts takes someone truly exceptional. Fortunately, for the four districts within the Cedar Valley West area, they already know this someone. It’s Stacy Ascher. Since 20…

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