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Articles from 12/2021

Department seeks content expert bids

Wednesday, December 29, 2021
The Iowa Department of Education is seeking content experts who are licensed Iowa educators to support the development of online units for the Iowa e-Learning Central (ILC).  The ILC is a new resource that provides access to courses and tools to support educators as they navigate virtual learning environments a…

Charter school applications, guidance now available

Tuesday, December 21, 2021
Charter school applications and guidance are now available on the Iowa Department of Education website. The guidance and applications are in response to a new law passed during last year’s legislative season enabling the expansion of charter schools in the state. For those wanting to launch a charter school dur…

Driving towards a new career

Thursday, December 16, 2021
Larbila "Bank" Bankangou In the classrooms at Hawkeye Community College, student Larbila Bankangou was affectionately nicknamed Bank. The shortened version of his last name not only helped this Togo-native to break down language barriers with his instructors and fellow students, it also perfectly described …

Iowa Western sets goal to train 100 nursing assistants

Wednesday, December 15, 2021
Chloe McIntosh Growing up as a nurse’s daughter, 21-year-old Chloe McIntosh seemed destined for a career in nursing. As such, it isn’t too surprising to learn that McIntosh recently became certified as a nursing assistant through a short-term program at Iowa Western Community College. What is surpris…

Iowa Department of Education releases new school performance results

Tuesday, December 14, 2021
DES MOINES – The Iowa Department of Education today released new results and features in an online school accountability reporting system called the Iowa School Performance Profiles. The Iowa School Performance Profiles website shows: Updated scores and ratings for all public schools based on how they perfor…

Fall enrollment increases in most Iowa school districts

Monday, December 13, 2021
DES MOINES — The Iowa Department of Education today released new 2021 fall enrollment statistics for Iowa’s 327 school districts showing an increase of nearly 1,472 students from last year. Overall this increase represents a 0.30 percent rise in certified enrollment this fall at 485,630 compared to 484,159 last yea…

Art created by Johnston students is on display in 2021 America Celebrates ornament display in President’s Park in Washington, D.C.

Monday, December 13, 2021
Ornament design created by Johnston High School senior Hailey Draman. Eleven students in grades 9-12 from Johnston High School in Johnston contributed original designs for ornaments adorning Iowa’s tree in President’s Park in Washington D.C. Students volunteered for the opportunity and created design…

Moving forward with computer science

Wednesday, December 8, 2021
Dallas Center-Grimes Community School District is not only ready for change, they’re excited for it. So when new requirements for computer science education in Iowa were issued last year, the home of the Mustangs readily pushed forward, looking to make an impact. Established in House File 2629, Iowa public school …

Elementary students learn that computer science is fun

Tuesday, December 7, 2021
Teacher Julie Elliott works with her students Walking into Julie Elliott’s second-grade class, an untrained eye might see chaos. But it’s actually quite different. What you are seeing is unbridled enthusiasm in their work. Their lesson today? Computer coding. Second graders??? Yep. Perry Elementar…

Governor Reynolds awards $4 million in career academy grants to prepare more students for high-demand fields

Monday, December 6, 2021
$1 million each was awarded to Des Moines Area Community College, Iowa Lakes Community College, Iowa Western Community College and North Iowa Area Community College DES MOINES — Gov. Kim Reynolds and the Iowa Department of Education today awarded four $1 million competitive grants through the Career Academy Incent…


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