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Articles from December 2021

Date: Tuesday, December 28, 2021

The Iowa Department of Education is seeking content experts who are licensed Iowa educators to support the development of online units for the Iowa e-Learning Central (ILC). 

The ILC is a new resource that provides access to courses and tools to support educators as they navigate virtual…


Date: Tuesday, December 21, 2021

Charter school applications and guidance are now available on the Iowa Department of Education website.

The guidance and applications are in response to a new law passed during last year’s legislative season enabling the expansion of charter schools in the state.

For those…


Date: Wednesday, December 15, 2021Larbila "Bank" Bankangou

In the classrooms at Hawkeye Community College, student Larbila Bankangou was affectionately nicknamed Bank. The shortened version of his last name not only helped this Togo-native to break down language barriers with his instructors and fellow students, it also perfectly…


Date: Tuesday, December 14, 2021Chloe McIntosh

Growing up as a nurse’s daughter, 21-year-old Chloe McIntosh seemed destined for a career in nursing. As such, it isn’t too surprising to learn that McIntosh recently became certified as a nursing assistant through a short-term program at Iowa Western Community College. What is…


Date: Tuesday, December 14, 2021

DES MOINES – The Iowa Department of Education today released new results and features in an online school accountability reporting system called the Iowa School Performance Profiles.

The Iowa School Performance Profiles website shows:

Updated scores and ratings for all public…
Date: Monday, December 13, 2021

DES MOINES — The Iowa Department of Education today released new 2021 fall enrollment statistics for Iowa’s 327 school districts showing an increase of nearly 1,472 students from last year. Overall this increase represents a 0.30 percent rise in certified enrollment this fall at 485,630 compared…


Date: Friday, December 10, 2021Ornament design created by Johnston High School senior Hailey Draman.

Eleven students in grades 9-12 from Johnston High School in Johnston contributed original designs for ornaments adorning Iowa’s tree in President’s Park in Washington D.C. Students volunteered for the opportunity and created…


Date: Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Dallas Center-Grimes Community School District is not only ready for change, they’re excited for it. So when new requirements for computer science education in Iowa were issued last year, the home of the Mustangs readily pushed forward, looking to make an impact.

Established in House…


Date: Monday, December 6, 2021Teacher Julie Elliott works with her students

Walking into Julie Elliott’s second-grade class, an untrained eye might see chaos. But it’s actually quite different. What you are seeing is unbridled enthusiasm in their work. Their lesson today? Computer coding. Second graders??? Yep.

Perry…


Date: Friday, December 3, 2021

$1 million each was awarded to Des Moines Area Community College, Iowa Lakes Community College, Iowa Western Community College and North Iowa Area Community College

DES MOINES — Gov. Kim Reynolds and the Iowa Department of Education today awarded four $1 million competitive grants…