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Articles from March 2021

Date: Wednesday, March 31, 2021


Where are children permitted to literally get their hands dirty and learn something in the process? In a garden, of course. Children and gardening go hand in hand. It’s a natural fit, so naturally, early care and education providers won’t want to miss this opportunity through the Iowa…


Date: Tuesday, March 30, 2021

The adoption of technology into our daily lives has been transformative. In many cases, things are now faster, more engaging and more efficient, and as a result, additional opportunities have emerged for accessibility, growth and success. For education and training in Iowa, use of technology is…


Date: Monday, March 29, 2021

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently announced the nationwide extension of several USDA Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) waivers that allow all children to continue to receive meals this summer when schools are out of session. These flexibilities are now available through Sept.…


Date: Friday, March 26, 2021

DES MOINES - Gov. Kim Reynolds and the Iowa Department of Education today announced that a record-high number of high school students earned dual high school and community college credit for courses in the 2019-20 school year, according to a new report issued Thursday. Joint enrollment increased…


Date: Thursday, March 25, 2021

Iowa Workforce Development announced applications are now open for the Quality Pre-Apprenticeship Program Expansion grant, a funding opportunity that will support the expansion of Quality Pre-Apprenticeship programs. A Quality Pre-Apprenticeship is a program or set of strategies designed to…


Date: Tuesday, March 23, 2021

JOHNSTON – Finding what you love to do and getting paid for it is the simple, timeless message for career success. But as a high school student just starting down the path to possible higher education and an eventual career, how do you even discover what you might love in the first place?


Date: Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Editor’s note: This school feature is part three 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…


Date: Tuesday, March 23, 2021

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DES MOINES - The Iowa State Board of Education will hold its regular meeting on Thursday, March 25, from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. A short work session will be held prior to the start of the meeting from 9 to 9:50 a.m. Both the work session and meeting…


Date: Friday, March 19, 2021

DES MOINES — The Iowa Department of Education today announced that the state is slated to receive nearly $775 million in federal relief for Pre-K-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 $122.7 billion…


Date: Thursday, March 18, 2021

Editor’s note: This school feature is part two 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…