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Articles from July 2023

Date: Teachers and business partners gathered for the Iowa STEM Externships Forum.

The Iowa STEM Teacher Externships Program wrapped up its six-week summer experience this month with an interactive forum for Iowa teachers and local business partners. Over 80 educators and nearly 70 workplace hosts were…

Date: Yolanda Murcia

It isn’t Yolanda Murcia’s first time to the rodeo. Murcia – a teacher from Spain – is back in Iowa for a new round of teaching Spanish in an Iowa school.

Murcia is part of the Visiting Teachers from Spain program, which the Iowa Department of Education administers. Murcia,…


Keeping students safe at school is a district’s top priority. And as a new school year is now on the horizon, it’s important that school leaders familiarize themselves with the tools available through the Governor’s School Safety Initiative.

By prioritizing school safety training and…


Iowa’s educators have at their fingertips a program that enables them to identify individual students who are at risk of falling behind in their learning. While it’s been in use at the elementary level for five years, the scope of the program has grown to now include secondary schools.


DES MOINES – Governor Reynolds today announced that her administration successfully implemented the alignment bill passed by the legislature last session. Senate File 514, which became effective on July 1, reduces the number of cabinet-level departments from 37 to 16 by consolidating agencies…


How is Iowa supporting the development of computer science educators in this fast-growing and challenging field? Take a look. A new video highlighting the 2023 Computer Science Professional Development (CS PD) Week has recently been released and features the many opportunities educators had to…


Science educators will want to register [link removed] for one of three regional professional development opportunities that will be held in the fall.

The professional development opportunities, sponsored by the Iowa Department of Education in partnership with the Iowa Department of…


Audubon High School senior Connor Christensen

July is going to be huge for Audubon High School senior Connor Christensen. Not only will he celebrate his 18th birthday, he will also complete his course in electrical trades through the Summer College Credit Program, keeping him on track for…


Krystal Colbert is going to bring grace into her role as 2023 Iowa Teacher of the Year. Well, it’s actually GRACE, an acronym that describes in detail her platform she will be using during her tenure, which started July 1.

“My main goal for the next year is to encourage and uplift this…

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