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Articles from August 2021

Date: Tuesday, August 31, 2021

A board charged with improving the way teachers educate students with dyslexia kicked off its inaugural meeting today in Des Moines.

The Iowa Dyslexia Board will be overseeing dyslexia instruction throughout the state and making recommendations for continuous improvement. Recommendations…


Date: Monday, August 30, 2021

“Iowa Nice” has reached Spain. Or so say 12 educators from Spain who have made their way to Iowa to teach Spanish in the coming school year.

“We were told that Iowa has very nice people and are very welcoming.” “I am liking what I am seeing. Everyone has been so helpful. I’m grateful.”…


Date: Friday, August 27, 2021

During last month’s Adult Education and Literacy Virtual Conference, the Iowa Literacy Council took the unprecedented step of awarding not one, but two outstanding educators for the prestigious Archie Willard Award.

Arianna Walden of Kirkwood Community College and Diane Jackson of Iowa…


Date: Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Students are urged to apply for the United States Senate Youth Program, which is a unique educational experience for outstanding high school students interested in pursuing careers in public service.

The 60th Annual U.S. Senate Youth Program will be held in Washington, D.C., from March 5…


Date: Tuesday, August 24, 2021The sector partnership teams with schools to provide hands-on learning experiences.

Kristi Heisinger knows that a common goal can be a powerful thing. As the facilitator for the Northwest Iowa Manufacturing Sector Partnership, Heisinger has witnessed first-hand how area businesses have…


Date: Tuesday, August 24, 2021

DES MOINES - Gov. Kim Reynolds and the Iowa Department of Education today announced over $8.6 million in competitive grants will be awarded to 64 school districts to assist them in providing mental health support and other wraparound services to students and families.

The funds are…


Date: Monday, August 23, 2021

The Iowa Department of Education is seeking nominations for outstanding high school seniors for the 2022 U.S. Presidential Scholars selection cycle. We encourage you to nominate students who, while demonstrating outstanding scholarship, might not otherwise be nominated through the current SAT/…


Date: Friday, August 20, 2021

Grants are available to help Iowa school districts and accredited nonpublic schools with the cost for substitutes or stipends to enable educators to attend workshops aimed at developing K-12 computer science plans.

The grants are called SCRIPT Workshop Grants, in which the acronym stands…


Date: Thursday, August 19, 2021Gov. Kim Reynolds

DES MOINES – The Iowa State Fairgrounds were the perfect backdrop today as Gov. Kim Reynolds, Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Julie Kenney and Iowa Department of Education Director Ann Lebo officially kicked off the nominating period for Iowa’s agriculture educator of the year…


Date: Wednesday, August 18, 2021

It’s Tuesday, just days before the start of the 2021 Iowa State Fair. Agriculture educators, FFA advisors and student members are starting to arrive in Des Moines, and you can feel the excitement and anticipation of what’s to come in the next 10 days. Their year of hard work in agricultural…