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Funds for professional development are available for higher ed. institutions

Date: 
Wednesday, October 7, 2020
Higher education institutions and consortiums of institutions may apply for grants aimed at providing professional development in developing systemic quality online courses and curriculum. The $1.5 million in funds is available through the Governors Emergency Education Relief fund. The competitive grants will be …

COVID-19 Guidance and Information

Date: 
Wednesday, October 7, 2020
The Iowa Department of Education (Department) is providing guidance and information for Iowa school districts, area education agencies (AEAs), community colleges and other stakeholders in response to an expanding global outbreak of the novel (new) coronavirus, also known as COVID-19. Guidance and information will be up…

One step leads to another when Iowans ‘Team Up for 10’

Date: 
Tuesday, October 6, 2020
The saying, “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step,” is literally loaded with common sense and wisdom. This month, Iowans are reminded of the opportunity to take that literal first step by walking toward a lifetime of healthful living, as the Healthiest State Initiative celebrates its tenth Annual…

Equity: It’s past time to ensure all students can succeed

Date: 
Thursday, October 1, 2020
Every student deserves an equal opportunity to be successful in the classroom regardless of their circumstances. Students of color, students with disabilities, students who are English language learners, students from different backgrounds and family structures, students living in poverty as well as students who don’…

Nominate a Presidential Scholar by Oct. 30

Date: 
Thursday, October 1, 2020
The Iowa Department of Education is seeking nominations for outstanding high school seniors for the 2020-21 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…

Put these equity webinars on your calendars!

Date: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020
It’s time to get the next round of webinars on your calendar for the Iowa Department of Education’s Social Justice and Equity in Education series. Each webinar runs from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Please note participants must register for each of the webinars. Oct. 8: "COVID-19 and Class Disparities" by General Counsel Tho…

Kryton and CAPS come together to create a divided solution for schools

Date: 
Tuesday, September 29, 2020
Cedar Falls manufacturer partnered with high school professionals to design and manufacture needed table dividers for Cedar Falls elementary schools The COVID19 pandemic has made schools innovate new ways for students to be safe when they returned to school this fall.  Earlier this summer Cedar Falls School Dis…

Students join state board equity committee

Date: 
Monday, September 28, 2020
Seven students from across the state have been named to join the State Board of Education’s equity committee. They are: Andy Montalvo-Martínez, 12th grade, Des Moines Public Schools Klaudia Hernandez, 12th grade, Marshalltown Community School District Makenzie Dahlstrom, 11th grade, Pekin School District …

Iowa Department of Education releases statement on the State Board of Education’s decision to replace district leadership in Davenport, following a 3-year process

Date: 
Friday, September 25, 2020
Following the decision made today by the State Board of Education regarding the Davenport Community School District, the Department of Education is releasing the following statement: The Iowa Department of Education has made every effort over the past three years to work with the Davenport Community School District …

Six Iowa schools named National Blue Ribbon Schools

Date: 
Thursday, September 24, 2020
Six Iowa schools are being recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2020. The award honors schools for overall academic performance or for progress in closing achievement gaps among subgroups of students. The schools are: Altoona Elementary School, Southeast Polk Communit…

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