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Articles from 04/2022

Navigating the pathway to second chances

Date: 
Wednesday, April 27, 2022
A new, dynamic five-person team has been assembled. They are resourceful, agile and ready to make an impact in communities across the state. Are they the latest team of all-star superheroes? Perhaps. They’re Iowa’s new corrections pathway navigators. As part of an initiative through the Iowa Consortium for Highe…

Student delegates reflect on impactful, enriching Washington Week experience

Date: 
Monday, April 25, 2022
Two Iowa students were selected as delegates to the 60th annual United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP) held from March 5-12 in Washington, D.C. The Iowa Department of Education caught up with Lexi Duffy, a senior at Okaboji High School in Milford, and Kenny Lam, a senior at Sioux City West High School in Sioux City…

Grants available to train and sustain school health workforce

Date: 
Thursday, April 21, 2022
The Department of Education is accepting applications for a second round of funding for schools through the COVID-19 Public Health Workforce Supplemental Opportunity grant. School districts and nonpublic schools can apply for awards between $50,000-$100,000 to support training and coaching of staff to address the Socia…

Iowa crowns top agriculture educator

Date: 
Wednesday, April 20, 2022
Micah Weber (pictured third from the right) was named this year's Golden Owl Award winner During last week’s FFA state convention, Rock Valley Community School District’s Micah Weber was named as Iowa’s outstanding agriculture educator of the year. Weber was selected out of seven finalists from acr…

State Board of Education to meet on Wednesday

Date: 
Monday, April 18, 2022
DES MOINES - The Iowa State Board of Education will hold a special meeting on Wednesday, April 20, to review new charter school contracts. The meeting is scheduled to run from 9-9:40 a.m. and will be held virtually. Members of the public may join remotely through video conferencing or by telephone. Instructions for …

Congratulations to Iowa’s 2022 U.S. Presidential Scholars semifinalists

Date: 
Monday, April 18, 2022
The state of Iowa has eight semifinalists for the prestigious 2022 U.S. Presidential Scholars program. They are: Maxwell Aulwes **, Chariton - Chariton High School Jonathan Chen, Iowa City - West High School Alexandra Curtu ****, Iowa City - West High School Claire Gilbert, West Des Moines - Valley High Sch…

Learning management system funding available for the 2022-23 school year

Date: 
Thursday, April 14, 2022
Funding is available to reimburse public school districts for costs associated with the purchase and licensing of a qualifying learning management system (LMS) for the 2022-23 school year.  Additionally, any nonpublic school interested in adopting the Canvas system as its LMS can be added to the Iowa Department…

Students shine with transfer majors

Date: 
Wednesday, April 13, 2022
At first glance, Iowa State University psychology majors Taylor Mathis and Chasity Foster are very different. Mathis is a 20-year-old student finding her way in her post-high school years while Foster is an adult learner looking to make a bold career change. However, both women share a similar bond: They are students w…

Speaker brings ‘Head, Heart and Funny Bone’ to upcoming conference

Date: 
Thursday, April 7, 2022
After three years, nationally-recognized career expert and conference fan favorite Brooks Harper is returning to Iowa to share his latest thoughts on how schools and educators can help students prepare for the workforce. Harper, a professional speaker and author of three books on college and career readiness, is hea…

Upcoming professional development opportunity provides hands-on experiences

Date: 
Monday, April 4, 2022
Educators are invited to take part in hands-on learning this summer. A new opportunity to increase quality work-based learning experiences in Iowa schools is coming soon for educators across the state. Provided through a public-private partnership with the Iowa Intermediary Network, Iowa’s Area Educati…

Printed from the Iowa Department of Education website on October 01, 2022 at 6:28am.