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Articles from May 2023

Date: Wednesday, May 31, 2023

What would you call a high school senior whose grade point average is 4.45, her favorite subject is chemistry and will attend Harvard University in the fall? A U.S. Presidential Scholar, which is the highest honor that can be bestowed upon a high school senior.

Meet 18-year-old Claire Gu…


Date: Tuesday, May 30, 2023

DES MOINES – Governor Reynolds’ landmark Students First Education Savings Account (ESA) program, which promotes universal school choice for K-12 students in Iowa, officially opens for applications on Wednesday, May 31, at 8 a.m.  

Parents and guardians can access the online application…


Date: Friday, May 26, 2023

Reading Eshaan Chandani’s resume can make a high-energy person feel exhausted. His academics and extracurricular activities are extensive and broad. Not bad for a 17-year-old who also happens to be a U.S. Presidential Scholar – the highest honor that can be bestowed upon a high school senior.…


Date: Thursday, May 25, 2023

Schools across Iowa celebrated National School Breakfast Week this year, highlighting the importance of a nourishing meal before school. This year’s theme, “DIG IN to school breakfast” allowed for plenty of creativity and local schools did not disappoint.

The Council Bluffs Community…


Date: Wednesday, May 24, 2023

We have opened up an additional day of learning opportunities! 

Join us on June 15 for an exciting day of training workshops designed to help teachers deepen their learning. Our expert trainers will provide hands-on guidance on several different topics so you can choose the all-day…


Date: Tuesday, May 23, 2023

Can you believe it? It’s already been four years since the start of the Guided Pathways initiative in Iowa. We’ve come a long way since then, with community colleges leading the charge to implement important process and cultural changes that provide clearer paths to persistence and success for…


Date: Tuesday, May 23, 2023

It would be easy to label the District Career and Academic Plan as simply just another document for Iowa school districts to complete -- but it’s actually so much more. It’s a framework, a living document that can help Iowa school districts assess, connect and improve their support of student…


Date: Monday, May 22, 2023

DES MOINES - Governor Reynolds has announced a schedule of informational webinars to assist parents and guardians who plan to apply for the state’s new Students First Education Savings Accounts (ESAs). The live webinars will be hosted by Odyssey, the program administrator selected by the state.…


Date: Monday, May 22, 2023

Registration is now open for June 2023 courses through the Iowa College and Career Readiness Academy. The upcoming session begins on June 5 and runs through July 30.

In partnership with the Iowa Department of Education and AEA Learning Online, the academy was developed by Iowa College…


Date: Monday, May 22, 2023

The way Iowa teachers ensure all students get the instruction they need has received international attention.

Two teachers from Sweden recently toured Iowa classrooms examining how educators deliver Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS), which is a framework of evidence-based practices…