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Articles from April 2021

Date: Friday, April 30, 2021Students in Josh McCollam’s Project Lead the Way class at Pella Middle School

With the end of the school year quickly approaching, it is important to take time to reflect on how it started, celebrate how far we have come and keep the momentum going as we move forward.

Just one year ago we…


Date: Monday, April 26, 2021

What can help today’s students become more employable in tomorrow’s workforce? According to national expert Danny Rubin, it’s mastering every day, simple communication skills such as emails, phone calls and meetings.

Rubin – founder of an eponymous online curriculum resource for business…


Date: Thursday, April 22, 2021

The state of Iowa has eight semifinalists for the prestigious 2021 U.S. Presidential Scholars program They are:

Kanyon K. Huntington, Afton - East Union Community School** Parker Johnson, West Des Moines - Valley High School Dorothy M. Junginger, West Des Moines - Valley High School…
Date: Wednesday, April 21, 2021

DES MOINES – A recent report released by the Iowa Department of Education shows that career and technical education continues to make impressive strides in Iowa. The Annual Condition of Secondary Career and Technical (CTE) report highlights trends in courses and programs and provides data and…


Date: Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Educators, students, administrators and business partners are encouraged to register for the 2021 Iowa Authentic Learning Network Statewide Virtual Student Expo on April 27.

It is a one-of-a-kind virtual event where students will showcase projects they have completed with business and…


Date: Thursday, April 15, 2021

DES MOINES — Gov. Kim Reynolds and the Iowa Department of Education today announced that more than $11.5 million in federal relief funding is available to assist public school districts in providing mental health support and other wraparound services to pre-K-12 students, and support community…


Date: Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Business industry leaders and students from across central Iowa are transforming the Iowa State Fairgrounds into a career exploration center today as they gather for Des Moines’ annual Build My Future event. More than 2,500 high school and junior high students from nearly 80 Iowa schools are…


Date: Tuesday, April 13, 2021


MARSHALLTOWN – If you peer into Rebecca Callahan’s classroom, you might do a double take. That’s because it doesn’t look like a regular class. In one corner, you’ll find a student calculating the caloric content of a balanced meal. In another part of the classroom, a group of students is…


Date: Monday, April 12, 2021

For Liliana Chinchilla-Juan, her career interests have always included health care, but her pathway for getting there wasn’t always as straight forward. Chinchilla-Juan had taken a few college nursing courses in her home country, but after moving to Iowa in 2017, she found that education…


Date: Thursday, April 8, 2021Crispito Recipe Entry - Dallas Center Grimes CSD

The Iowa Department of Education hosted a Choose Iowa Culinary Competition for high school students enrolled in a culinary arts class or foods-based course through a school’s family and consumer sciences program. The concept for the competition was…