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Articles from January 2022

Date: Monday, January 31, 2022

February is National Black History Month. To find resources for either the classroom or personal edification, one need look only as far as Iowa’s history. Did you know:

That Iowa was home to a town named Buxton, in which residents and businesses were fully integrated from 1895 into the…
Date: Friday, January 28, 2022

Sponsors are sought for meal, snack sites across the state

DES MOINES – In an effort to head off hunger, the Iowa Department of Education is seeking sponsors for a federally funded program that provides nutritious meals or snacks to children in low-income areas of the state during the…


Date: Thursday, January 27, 2022

Several educators were honored Thursday in Des Moines by Gov. Kim Reynolds, Lt. Gov. Adam Gregg and Iowa Department of Education Director Ann Lebo during the 2022 Outstanding Iowa Teachers Recognition Luncheon.

[See photos from the luncheon]

The luncheon recognized finalists and…


Date: Monday, January 24, 2022

Seven grants awarded to five community colleges in partnership with local school districts

DES MOINES — The Iowa Department of Education today awarded seven $50,000 competitive grants to help establish new college and career transition counselor positions that will focus on preparing…


Date: Monday, January 24, 2022

February is CTE Month®, and you’re invited to join in the celebration. Each year, the achievements in career and technical education programs are highlighted and promoted by students, educators and administrators in Iowa and across the nation.

Career and technical education, or CTE,…


Date: Friday, January 21, 2022

Fifty-seven students from Iowa have been named 2022 candidates for the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program.

The U.S. Presidential Scholars Program was established in 1964, by executive order of the president, to recognize and honor some of our nation's most distinguished graduating high…


Date: Thursday, January 20, 2022

DES MOINES – The Iowa Department of Education today released the latest edition of an annual report with state-level data and information about Iowa’s community colleges.

The Condition of Iowa’s Community Colleges report includes data on programs and services, student enrollment and…


Date: Tuesday, January 18, 2022

DES MOINES - The Iowa State Board of Education will hold its regular meeting on Thursday, Jan. 20, at the Iowa Department of Education, Grimes State Office Building, State Board Room (second floor), 400 E. 14th Street, Des Moines. The meeting is scheduled to run from 9 a.m. to 3:55 p.m. and will…


Date: Friday, January 14, 2022Melissa Albrant with her two daughters

It’s the first week of Melissa Albrant’s new job as a child support recovery supervisor. Her schedule is hectic, filled with learning new things and adjusting to a different environment and pace. But she is upbeat, excited and most important, grateful for…


Date: Thursday, January 13, 2022Max Christensen received an Outstanding Anti-Trafficking Service Award

It takes a village is an understatement when it comes to protecting Iowa’s youth from the tragedy of human trafficking. Aware of the dangers, Max Christensen, head of school transportation services at the Iowa Department of…