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New report finds taking college credit coursework is linked to postsecondary outcomes

Wednesday, September 8, 2021
DES MOINES – Students who take college credit courses in high school are more likely to enroll in postsecondary education after graduation and earn a degree or credential, according to a new Iowa Department of Education report. In the state’s first longitudinal look at joint enrollment cohort data, the Outcomes …

Showing off their skills

Tuesday, September 7, 2021
As much of the world was waiting in anticipation of the Olympic Games in Tokyo this summer, another exciting 10-day competition was underway. Christopher Funk In June, the largest skill competition in the world, known as the 2021 SkillsUSA Championships, was held, and two students from Kirkwood Community…

New dyslexia board attends inaugural meeting

Wednesday, September 1, 2021
A board charged with improving the way teachers educate students with dyslexia kicked off its inaugural meeting today in Des Moines. The Iowa Dyslexia Board will be overseeing dyslexia instruction throughout the state and making recommendations for continuous improvement. Recommendations will go to the Iowa Departme…

Teachers from Spain ‘les gusta mucho’ Iowa

Tuesday, August 31, 2021
“Iowa Nice” has reached Spain. Or so say 12 educators from Spain who have made their way to Iowa to teach Spanish in the coming school year. “We were told that Iowa has very nice people and are very welcoming.” “I am liking what I am seeing. Everyone has been so helpful. I’m grateful.” Those were ju…

Iowa Literacy Council awards two educators

Monday, August 30, 2021
During last month’s Adult Education and Literacy Virtual Conference, the Iowa Literacy Council took the unprecedented step of awarding not one, but two outstanding educators for the prestigious Archie Willard Award. Arianna Walden of Kirkwood Community College and Diane Jackson of Iowa Lakes Community College were…

Students: Apply for Senate Youth Program

Thursday, August 26, 2021
Students are urged to apply for the United States Senate Youth Program, which is a unique educational experience for outstanding high school students interested in pursuing careers in public service. The 60th Annual U.S. Senate Youth Program will be held in Washington, D.C., from March 5-12, 2022. Two student leader…

Working together empowers an industry

Wednesday, August 25, 2021
The sector partnership teams with schools to provide hands-on learning experiences. Kristi Heisinger knows that a common goal can be a powerful thing. As the facilitator for the Northwest Iowa Manufacturing Sector Partnership, Heisinger has witnessed first-hand how area businesses have successfully worked t…

Governor Reynolds, Iowa Department of Education award over $8.6 million in K-12 school mental health grants

Tuesday, August 24, 2021
DES MOINES - Gov. Kim Reynolds and the Iowa Department of Education today announced over $8.6 million in competitive grants will be awarded to 64 school districts to assist them in providing mental health support and other wraparound services to students and families. The funds are provided through the Governor…

Nominate a Presidential Scholar by Sept. 30

Tuesday, August 24, 2021
The Iowa Department of Education is seeking nominations for outstanding high school seniors for the 2022 U.S. Presidential Scholars selection cycle. We encourage you to nominate students who, while demonstrating outstanding scholarship, might not otherwise be nominated through the current SAT/ACT, arts or Career and Te…

Grants enable educators to attend computer science workshops

Friday, August 20, 2021
Grants are available to help Iowa school districts and accredited nonpublic schools with the cost for substitutes or stipends to enable educators to attend workshops aimed at developing K-12 computer science plans. The grants are called SCRIPT Workshop Grants, in which the acronym stands for Strategic CSforALL Resou…


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