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Articles from 07/2022

Grant funding provides opportunities for career academy expansion

Date: 
Thursday, July 28, 2022
The Career Academy Incentive Fund is now accepting proposals for the first round of funding for fiscal year 2023. Grant submissions will be accepted through Nov. 3.   Partnerships between Iowa school districts and local community colleges that promote equitable access to high-quality career and technical educat…

When a number becomes a lifeline

Date: 
Wednesday, July 27, 2022
988. Now say it again. And again. That’s what Barb Anderson hopes everyone does – memorize 988. That’s because it’s the number to the national suicide prevention line. Anderson, a consultant with the Iowa Department of Education, says this will help all Iowans, including Iowa’s youth. “988 is a great …

Summer meal site dishes out wisdom, nutrition

Date: 
Monday, July 25, 2022
Do you like purple cauliflower? Children participating in summer meals at Karen Acres Elementary school in Urbandale recently learned they do, and their discovery was made by design. Feeding kids nutritious meals all summer is serious business, and equally important at mealtime is the opportunity for camaraderie, po…

Iowa Department of Education awarded nearly $100,000 to increase use of locally grown foods in school meals

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Monday, July 25, 2022
The Iowa Department of Education today was awarded nearly $100,000 through a competitive grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and supported by matching funds from the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship aimed at connecting Iowa schools with local and regional farmers to incorporate fresh…

Better together

Date: 
Thursday, July 21, 2022
When Caryn Kelly and Lilian Okech met in 2017 as fellow entrepreneurs in the cleaning business, they knew they shared a bond and a common goal. They wanted to make their communities a better place for immigrants and refugees – and they knew their efforts were stronger together. Kelly and Okech – co-founders of H…

Summer meal flexibilities and the transition to normal school meal operations for fall

Date: 
Wednesday, July 20, 2022
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is transitioning back to the traditional National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and School Breakfast Program (SBP) for the 2022-23 school year, meaning that unlike last year, school meals will not be provided for free to all students. While the USDA did not issue a waiver allowing fo…

Grants for Social-Emotional-Behavioral Professional Development now available

Date: 
Wednesday, July 20, 2022
To help support the Social-Emotional-Behavioral Health of Iowa students, the Iowa Department of Education is pleased to announce a third round of funding for the COVID-19 Public Health Workforce Supplemental Opportunity Grant. All Iowa school districts are strongly encouraged to apply for this funding that supports up …

Kids get a ‘KICK’ out of career exploration camps

Date: 
Tuesday, July 19, 2022
You couldn’t have asked for a better summer day at the Kirkwood Community College campus in Cedar Rapids. It was sunny, 80 degrees and filled with young minds ready to learn and explore future careers. The Kirkwood Interactive Camps for Kids (KICK) offers a variety of hands-on learning opportunities, which have be…

Summertime brings college course opportunities for high schoolers

Date: 
Thursday, July 14, 2022
Jenna Frerichs Seventeen-year-old Jenna Frerichs knows a good deal when she sees one. This summer, she enrolled in the certified nursing assistant course at Iowa Lakes Community College, which is allowing her to earn valuable credentials to jump start her future career in health care. And most important, sh…

Upcoming conference will showcase online course certification

Date: 
Wednesday, July 13, 2022
To help kick off the Iowa Adult Education and Literacy Summer Conference, a certification training workshop on the Iowa Distance Education Adult Literacy curriculum will be offered on July 26. The three-hour workshop, titled “A Hands-On Session – IDEAL Course Certification,” will walk participants through the …

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