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New educator tool for concussion and other brain injuries

Wednesday, October 14, 2020
To help ease the burden of knowing what academic adjustments to use and how to best support students with concussions and other brain injuries, the Iowa Department of Education partnered with the Iowa Department of Public Health to provide statewide access to the Get Schooled on Concussions Website, including the Teach…

2 high schools, community college forge new path for postsecondary success

Tuesday, October 13, 2020
Jennifer Fernandez-Miranda Jennifer Fernandez-Miranda knew she wanted to be an English teacher. But the real question was: How? After all, Fernandez-Miranda hadn’t had anyone in her family take this path. The logistics – not to mention the cost – seemed insurmountable. “During my senior year at C…

Computer Science Professional Development Incentive Fund application process now open

Monday, October 12, 2020
The Computer Science Professional Development Incentive Fund application process is now open through Nov. 9 for districts, accredited nonpublic schools, and collaboratives. Funding is aimed at building the computer science teacher workforce by offering high-quality professional development to prepare Iowa teachers to t…

Start planning for National School Lunch Week

Thursday, October 8, 2020
To recognize your school meal program, celebrate National School Lunch Week from October 12-16. The federally funded National School Lunch Program has been fueling students for success for more than 70 years. The theme, “Now Playing: School Lunch!” puts the spotlight on the importance of a healthy school lunch in a…

Funds for professional development are available for higher ed. institutions

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 …

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

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…

Nominate a Presidential Scholar by Oct. 30

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…

Advisory: State Board of Education to meet on Thursday

Wednesday, September 30, 2020
DES MOINES - The Iowa State Board of Education will hold a special meeting on Thursday, Oct. 1, to review and consider the Iowa Department of Education’s recommendations regarding  leadership changes at the Davenport Community School District. The meeting is scheduled to run from 1 to 2 p.m. and will be held in …

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

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

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 …


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