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Articles from 06/2022

Districts: Apply for ‘therapeutic’ classroom grant

Date: 
Thursday, June 30, 2022
Districts are encouraged to apply for a grant to establish therapeutic classrooms for learners ages 3 to 21 whose emotional, social, or behavioral needs interfere with their ability to be successful in their current educational environment. Applications are due July 29. This is the second round of grants being admin…

Thank you for your service, George Anderson

Date: 
Thursday, June 30, 2022
When George Anderson was named Iowa’s 2020 Teacher of the Year, he had no idea what awaited him. Namely, a pandemic. And because of the pandemic, an unprecedented two-year term as Iowa’s Teacher of the Year (applications weren’t accepted for the 2021 position because of COVID). “Yeah, it lasted a little long…

New video series promotes accessible technology in education

Date: 
Wednesday, June 29, 2022
The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights has recently released a 20-part video series about digital access in education. The videos are short in length and cover a variety of topics on digital access. Viewers can learn more about how people with disabilities use technology and what federal regula…

Summer meal programs in full swing

Date: 
Wednesday, June 22, 2022
Did you know that the U.S. Department of Agriculture Summer Meal Programs offer free meals for all children and teens age 18 and under? No application or registration is required. Simply stop by one of the open sites statewide and enjoy a free, nutritious meal or snack from June through August. The program is design…

Annual training aims to build student leaders

Date: 
Thursday, June 16, 2022
Nearly 50 student leaders kicked off the start of their official state officer duties at an annual training at the FFA Enrichment Center in Ankeny recently. Held each summer, the Creating Outstanding Officer Leaders (COOL) training brought together newly elected state officers and advisers from Iowa’s eight career…

Gov. Reynolds announces $100M investment in school safety

Date: 
Tuesday, June 14, 2022
DES MOINES - Today, Governor Kim Reynolds announced $100 million in school safety funding to support Iowa’s 327 public school districts and 183 non-public and independent schools during a press conference with the Department of Public Safety, Department of Education and Homeland Security and Emergency Management. …

Gov. Reynolds announces award winners for Teacher Paraeducator Registered Apprenticeship Pilot Program

Date: 
Thursday, June 9, 2022
DES MOINES -- Today, Governor Kim Reynolds announced the 19 recipient schools of the Teacher Paraeducator Registered Apprenticeship Pilot Grant Program, which she unveiled during her Condition of the State Address in January. The Teacher Paraeducator Registered Apprenticeship Pilot Program grants will serve mor…

Grants available for lead testing

Date: 
Wednesday, June 8, 2022
Schools and child care centers are encouraged to apply for a grant that will test for lead in drinking water. The grants, provided by the Environmental Protection Agency and awarded by the Iowa Department of Education, can be used for testing, retesting of structures if lead levels are above the federal and state li…

State Board of Education to meet on Thursday

Date: 
Tuesday, June 7, 2022
DES MOINES - The Iowa State Board of Education’s annual retreat will take place on Thursday, June 9 in building 7, room 171 on the DMACC Urban Campus, which is located at 1100 7th St. in Des Moines. The meeting is scheduled to run from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and will be held in person. Members of the public may join …

Register for annual summer AEL conference

Date: 
Tuesday, June 7, 2022
This July, adult education administrators, instructors and staff are invited to attend Iowa’s annual conference and celebration of adult education. Sponsored by the Iowa Department of Education and Iowa Literacy Council, registration for the 2022 Iowa Adult Education and Literacy Summer Conference is now open. The…

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