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Articles from May 2021

Date: Friday, May 28, 2021

DES MOINES — The Iowa Department of Education today awarded over $1.6 million in competitive grants to six school districts to establish therapeutic classrooms for learners whose social-emotional or behavioral needs impact their ability to be successful in their current learning environment.…


Date: Wednesday, May 26, 2021

With the end of the school year quickly approaching, the Iowa Department of Education is providing an update on Iowa e-Learning Central and what educators can expect prior to the start of the 2021-22 school year.

Teachers across the state have been busy developing new course content and…


Date: Wednesday, May 26, 2021


Dennis Fleege has a saying he shares with his students, “Expect the unexpected.” As the on-site industrial technology teacher of the Marion Community Build program that renovates old homes for resale, he also said that once you get into construction you never really leave it.

On…


Date: Monday, May 24, 2021


Great things happen when schools, businesses, and communities join forces to work together on mutual goals for the common good. The Community Build program in Marion is a shining example of the transformative power of just such commitment, energy and action.

The project was…


Date: Monday, May 24, 2021


The United States Department of Agriculture has extended a number of nationwide child nutrition waivers through the 2021-22 school year. These waivers will allow many of the service models implemented over the past year to continue through next school year, including the distribution of…


Date: Friday, May 21, 2021

Families whose children participate in the free or reduced-price lunch and breakfast programs at school may qualify for a $50-a-month discount on broadband internet service under a temporary program administered by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). In addition, Pell Grant recipients…


Date: Thursday, May 20, 2021

Academic success is a family affair for the Niewoehners. With not one, but two daughters designated as U.S. Presidential Scholars in the last recent years, it is clear that this close-knit clan from Hawkeye is doing something right.

This month, 17-year-old high school graduate Molly…


Date: Wednesday, May 19, 2021

It’s full steam ahead for college freshman Taylor Marino. Currently, Marino is attending Southeastern Community College and is working toward her lifelong dream of becoming a second-grade teacher. Since her senior year at Notre Dame High School in Burlington, Marino has been taking college…


Date: Tuesday, May 18, 2021

ANITA – A team from CAM High School won a statewide competition by producing a video promoting the town of Anita.

The video, called Why Our Town Anita, highlights reasons that make the west-central Iowa town a good place to live and raise a family.

The marketing project challenge…


Date: Thursday, May 13, 2021

DES MOINES — Three Iowa high school students have been named to the 57th class of U.S. Presidential Scholars. The program recognizes up to 161 high school seniors from across the country for their accomplishments in academics, the arts and career and technical education fields.

Iowa’s U.…