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Connecting, engaging and leading

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Thursday, April 1, 2021
There is a critical connection between schools, communities and student engagement. While embarking on school visits this spring, I am excited to connect directly with teachers and administrators, witness their enthusiasm and see these partnerships and connections in action. Observing firsthand all the amazing thing…

Garden Mini-Grants available for young children

Date: 
Wednesday, March 31, 2021
Where are children permitted to literally get their hands dirty and learn something in the process? In a garden, of course. Children and gardening go hand in hand. It’s a natural fit, so naturally, early care and education providers won’t want to miss this opportunity through the Iowa Association for the Education …

Online learning platform is ‘IDEAL’ for adult learners

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Tuesday, March 30, 2021
The adoption of technology into our daily lives has been transformative. In many cases, things are now faster, more engaging and more efficient, and as a result, additional opportunities have emerged for accessibility, growth and success. For education and training in Iowa, use of technology is a key component for reac…

USDA extends meal flexibilities through summer 2021

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Monday, March 29, 2021
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently announced the nationwide extension of several USDA Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) waivers that allow all children to continue to receive meals this summer when schools are out of session. These flexibilities are now available through Sept. 30 or the start of the sc…

Number of high school students earning community college credit hits record high

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Friday, March 26, 2021
DES MOINES - Gov. Kim Reynolds and the Iowa Department of Education today announced that a record-high number of high school students earned dual high school and community college credit for courses in the 2019-20 school year, according to a new report issued Thursday. Joint enrollment increased to 51,800 students from…

Apply for grant to expand your pre-apprenticeship program

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Thursday, March 25, 2021
Iowa Workforce Development announced applications are now open for the Quality Pre-Apprenticeship Program Expansion grant, a funding opportunity that will support the expansion of Quality Pre-Apprenticeship programs. A Quality Pre-Apprenticeship is a program or set of strategies designed to prepare individuals to enter…

Eastern Iowa expands hands-on learning opportunities

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Tuesday, March 23, 2021
Editor’s note: This school feature is part three in a series highlighting recent recipients of the Career Academy Incentive Fund. The Career Academy Incentive Fund was established by a 2019 law that extends a statewide penny sales tax for school infrastructure, called Secure an Advanced Vision for Education (SAVE), t…

Johnston’s School-to-Work program sculpts futures

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Tuesday, March 23, 2021
JOHNSTON – Finding what you love to do and getting paid for it is the simple, timeless message for career success. But as a high school student just starting down the path to possible higher education and an eventual career, how do you even discover what you might love in the first place? At Johnston Community Sch…

Iowa will receive nearly $775 million in new round of federal COVID-19 relief for schools

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Friday, March 19, 2021
DES MOINES — The Iowa Department of Education today announced that the state is slated to receive nearly $775 million in federal relief for Pre-K-12 schools through a fund to address costs incurred due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The amount is Iowa’s share of the more than $122.7 billion in a third round of emerge…

Waterloo Community Schools promote student career preparation

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Thursday, March 18, 2021
Editor’s note: This school feature is part two in a series highlighting recent recipients of the Career Academy Incentive Fund. The Career Academy Incentive Fund was established by a 2019 law that extends a statewide penny sales tax for school infrastructure, called Secure an Advanced Vision for Education (SAVE), thr…

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