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Articles from July 2021

Date: Thursday, July 29, 2021

Have you wanted to bring hands-on, real-world projects into your classroom but aren’t sure where to start? A series of videos produced by teachers will help guide you through the process.

The teachers, who were participating in an AEA Online course, were challenged by the Iowa…

Date: Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Gov. Kim Reynolds announced the 2021 statewide Future Ready Iowa Summit focused on “Transforming Education for the Workforce” will be held on Sept. 16 at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines.

Presented by the Iowa Governor’s STEM Advisory Council, the summit will focus on connecting Iowa…

Date: Wednesday, July 21, 2021

A 15-year teaching veteran in the Des Moines Public Schools has been named the Iowa History Teacher of the Year.

Amber Davison, 43, who has taught at Des Moines’ Hoover High School since she joined the profession, received the award through the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American…

Date: Friday, July 16, 2021

Sometimes we need a helpful point in the right direction when exploring new and unfamiliar territories. And for many Iowans, a potential new career path can be yet another journey into the unknown -- one that also benefits from some navigation. Fortunately, Iowa’s Career Coach is available to…

Date: Thursday, July 15, 2021

Whoever said that leaders are born and not made never met Sarah Ennis. Strong, effective leadership skills are the foundation to any successful, purpose-driven team, and Ennis believes that any organization can strengthen its leadership abilities and work environment culture.

Ennis, a…

Date: Tuesday, July 13, 2021

A 17-year-old from Hinton is the first student in Iowa named to a prestigious national council in 23 years.

Madalyn Fox, who will be a senior this fall at Hinton High School in northwest Iowa, was elected as the vice president of public relations on the National Executive Council for…

Date: Thursday, July 8, 2021

Jeremy Adams struggled to find stable, good-paying employment after years of working in restaurants as a cook. He wanted to change his career path but needed additional training and certifications – which seemed impossible since he had to continue earning a living.

But at Northeast Iowa…

Date: Tuesday, July 6, 2021

FORT DODGE – Where are you headed? On the surface, this question seems simple, but for students who are starting to think about their future careers and life after high school, it can become overwhelming. That’s why innovation in individual career and academic plans (ICAP) has become vital.

Date: Friday, July 2, 2021

There’s a new source of funding for schools working with the food-benefit card program to students who participate in the free and reduced-price meal programs.

School districts and non-public schools that participate in the National School Lunch and National School Breakfast programs can…

Date: Thursday, July 1, 2021

Girl power is in full effect this week as 30 female students in central Iowa attend the annual Construction Camp for Girls. Sponsored by the Iowa Department of Education, Des Moines Public Schools and local business industry partners, students, ages 14-18, attend this free, five-day event to…