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Articles from June 2022

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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


Date: Tuesday, June 14, 2022

DES MOINES - 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…


Date: Friday, June 10, 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.


Date: Thursday, June 9, 2022

DES MOINES - Governor Kim Reynolds announced the 19 recipient schools of the Teacher Paraeducator Registered Apprenticeship Pilot Program, which she unveiled during her Condition of the State Address in January.

The Teacher Paraeducator Registered Apprenticeship Pilot Program grants will…


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…


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…