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Articles from February 2021

Date: Thursday, February 25, 2021

Funding totaling $43,000 has been awarded to 125 Early Care and Education sites who participate in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) to take part in the incentive pilot called Local Food Makes Cents: For Iowa Kids and Farmers.

Last November, partners within the Iowa Farm to…


Date: Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Editor’s note: This school feature is part one in a series highlighting recent recipients of the Career Academy Incentive Fund. The Career Academy Incentive Fund was established by a 2019 law that extends a statewide penny sales tax for school infrastructure, called Secure an Advanced Vision for…


Date: Thursday, February 18, 2021

Five Iowa educators have been named 2020 finalists in the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. The announcement of finalists were delayed to this year because of the pandemic.

They are:

Mathematics Angie Bonthuis, kindergarten, Gilbert Community…
Date: Monday, February 15, 2021$1 million each awarded to Eastern Iowa Community Colleges, Indian Hills Community College and Waterloo Community Schools

DES MOINES — Gov. Kim Reynolds and the Iowa Department of Education today awarded three $1 million competitive grants through the new Career Academy Incentive Fund to…


Date: Thursday, February 11, 2021

Picture this. You have found the perfect Iowa college program to help you on your career path, whether you are just finishing high school or starting fresh as an adult learner. However, after applying for all other available federal and state grants and scholarships, your budget for tuition and…


Date: Monday, February 8, 2021

Thousands of talented Iowa educators lead and inspire their students, but only one is chosen annually as the state’s ambassador to education. The deadline to nominate the 2022 Iowa Teacher of the Year is April 1.

The award is an opportunity to recognize an exceptional Iowa teacher who is…


Date: Tuesday, February 2, 2021

As we look forward and collectively imagine the future of education in Iowa in a post-COVID world, it is important to really hear and understand our students’ experiences. Learning from our learners, actively listening and seeking their feedback is necessary in order to grow and build an even…


Date: Tuesday, February 2, 2021


When ideas gain traction

Necessity is the mother of invention, so when the pandemic served up enough necessity to go around, Clear Creek-Amana Community School District staff wasted no time being inventive to continue educating their most vulnerable students.

Last…


Date: Tuesday, February 2, 2021


MARION – What happens when a teacher-leader returns to the classroom full time? Really good things. After all, they not only coached teachers to become better educators, but they learned a thing or two outside the classroom about the art and science of teaching along the way.

That…


Date: Monday, February 1, 2021

February is National Black History Month. To find resources for either the classroom or personal edification, one need look only as far as Iowa’s history. Did you know:

Iowa was one of the first states in the union to legalize interracial marriage back in 1851? That Iowa led the way in…