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Articles from April 2022

Date: Tuesday, April 26, 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…


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…


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…


Date: Tuesday, April 19, 2022Micah 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…


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…


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…
Date: Wednesday, April 13, 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…


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…


Date: Wednesday, April 6, 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…


Date: Monday, April 4, 2022Educators 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’…