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Articles from October 2022

Date: Monday, October 31, 2022

Preparing all students for success and ensuring that we have the right tools and support in place to meet their unique needs is something that I believe sets Iowa apart. Iowans value excellence in education. We know that innovation arises by exploring what is possible, connecting ideas and…


Date: Monday, October 31, 2022

Funding remains 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: Thursday, October 27, 2022

It’s 1 p.m. on Thursday, and northwest Iowa resident Nathaniel R. is finishing up his last class of the week for his high school equivalency course at Western Iowa Tech Community College. He’s ready to be done for the week, but he doesn’t rush out to the parking lot to leave and drive home.…


Date: Wednesday, October 26, 2022

A state agency has designed a program for schools that takes a trauma-informed approach to the sensitive topic of sexual assault.

The training is evidence-based and is designed to be conducted within a four-hour period, but is adaptable based on a school’s needs.

“We see it as a…


Date: Friday, October 21, 2022

DES MOINES – The Iowa Department of Education today released new results and features in an online school accountability reporting system called the Iowa School Performance Profiles.

The website shows:

Updated scores and ratings for all public schools based on how they performed on…
Date: Thursday, October 20, 2022

Like many other business owners, Stephanie Humphries is feeling the pinch of the current labor shortage that is sweeping across Iowa and the rest of the country. Her in-home health care agency, Right at Home, provides vital services for the Cedar Rapids community and needs more quality skilled…


Date: Tuesday, October 18, 2022

Applications are being accepted for the STEM BEST® (Business Engaging Students and Teachers) + HD (High Demand) Program, which brings schools and businesses together to provide students with real workplace experiences to explore and develop high-demand skills.

The program equips students…


Date: Monday, October 17, 2022

There are good surprises and then there are bad surprises. It was the latter when Stacey Hornung got the results from an early literacy screening: Only half of the school’s students were proficient in reading.

Hornung, the principal at Washington Elementary School in the Atlantic…


Date: Thursday, October 13, 2022

Transferring from a community college to an Iowa public university doesn’t have to be challenging. Potential transfer students have Transfer in Iowa, a comprehensive website dedicated to postsecondary transfer information that provides guidance, connections and useful materials on how to start a…


Date: Tuesday, October 11, 2022

Erika L. McDowell, a keynote speaker at the Iowa BEST summit, is a former New Jersey governor’s award recipient and honors graduate of Howard University, New York University, and earned her EdD from Drexel University in Educational Leadership and Management.

McDowell currently is an…