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Articles from January 2021

Date: Thursday, January 28, 2021

DES MOINES – The Iowa Department of Education today released the latest edition of an annual report with state-level data and information about Iowa’s community colleges.

The Condition of Iowa’s Community Colleges report includes data on programs and services, student enrollment and…


Date: Thursday, January 28, 2021

The school environment plays a fundamental role in shaping lifelong healthy behaviors and can have a powerful influence on students' eating and physical activity habits. Learn about strategies and actions schools can take to create a healthy environment, including school wellness policies and 5-…


Date: Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Eighty-nine students from Iowa have been named 2021 candidates for the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program.

The U.S. Presidential Scholars Program was established in 1964, by executive order of the president, to recognize and honor some of our nation's most distinguished graduating high…


Date: Tuesday, January 26, 2021

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DES MOINES - The Iowa State Board of Education will hold its regular meeting on Thursday, Jan. 28, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. A short information session will be held prior to the start of the meeting from 9 to 9:20 a.m. Both the information…


Date: Monday, January 25, 2021

STORM LAKE – When Superintendent Stacey Cole arrived at the Storm Lake School District three years ago, she wanted to know if the district’s Teacher Leadership and Compensation (TLC) fit like a leather glove. She found that it was more like a stretched-out cotton mitten.

That’s not to…


Date: Tuesday, January 19, 2021

OSCEOLA – What can be said about the state’s Teacher Leadership and Compensation (TLC) program? That it teams up mentors with new teachers to make them better educators quicker? Or that students’ academic deficiencies disappear faster? Or that it enables teachers to better problem solve anything…


Date: Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Iowa schools have the opportunity to receive a new water bottle filling station through the Rethink Your Drink program.

Selected schools will have a drinking fountain replaced with a new Elkay water bottle filling station. Applications will be accepted through Feb. 5. To apply, visit…


Date: Tuesday, January 12, 2021

The Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) is a federally funded program that provides meal reimbursement to child care centers, adult day care centers, emergency shelters, before and after school programs, and child development homes. The program is funded by the United States Department of…


Date: Monday, January 11, 2021To say 2020 was challenging is an understatement

After 2020, every superintendent in the state will have stories to tell. Noreen Bush, however, probably has the biggest story to tell. No, really.

Sure, everyone had to deal with the pandemic and all its challenges and quirks. And a good…


Date: Monday, January 11, 2021

DES MOINES — The Iowa Department of Education today announced that the state has received nearly $345 million in federal relief for PK-12 schools through a fund to address costs incurred due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The amount is Iowa’s share of the more than $54 billion in emergency…