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Articles from October 2021

Date: Wednesday, October 27, 2021Students created posters for the Boone Library’s Equity Project.

You might say that the Boone Community School District has an “edge” when it comes to combining in-class lessons with work-based learning. Specifically, it has EDGE, which stands for Empowering Desire Guiding Experience.

The…


Date: Monday, October 25, 2021

For those unable to attend the Iowa BEST Summit in person, there will be an option to attend some of the sessions virtually.

The virtual aspect of the summit will be held Nov. 2-3. Included in the limited sessions will be both keynote addresses, as well as one breakout session from each…


Date: Monday, October 18, 2021

IOWA FALLS – If you take a class from Kaitlyn Bartling, expect to get dirt on your hands, burrs on your pants and, if you’re not careful, a cow pie on your boot. Welcome to the three-acre mini-farm that is an integral part of the Agriculture Career and Technical Education program at Iowa Falls-…


Date: Friday, October 15, 2021

A new resource to help school districts plan and manage quality high school internship programs has been released by the Iowa Department of Education.

The Iowa Internship Toolkit provides key details and guidance to schools looking to implement or strengthen their internship…


Date: Thursday, October 14, 2021

BETTENDORF -- Sara Russell, a 19-year veteran teacher, is the Iowa Department of Education’s 2022 Teacher of the Year, Gov. Reynolds announced today at Pleasant Valley High School in eastern Iowa.

“I am proud of the amazing work Sara Russell is doing to make a difference in the lives of…


Date: Tuesday, October 12, 2021

There’s no place like home, especially when it comes to food and especially where home is in Iowa. October is National Farm to School month and October 13 is Local Food Day which highlights and celebrates the benefits of locally sourced foods. Early care sites, schools, colleges and universities…


Date: Monday, October 11, 2021

To recognize the National School Lunch Program, serving approximately 300,000 Iowa children each day, schools will celebrate National School Lunch Week from October 11-15. The federally-funded National School Lunch Program (NSLP) has been fueling students for success for 75 years. The fun and…


Date: Friday, October 8, 2021

What’s in a name, really? Ask this to any of Iowa’s 15 community colleges who are working on branding their work-based learning courses, and you’ll get the same answer: a heck of a lot.

A collaborative project on branding and common course numbering began two years ago, bringing together…


Date: Wednesday, October 6, 2021

While other high school students were signing their intent to go to a specific college last spring, one Dubuque student signed his intent to go to work directly out of school as a welder making $42,000. You read that right. And, yes, the student is debt free.

That’s the message Dubuque…