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U.S. Department of Labor selects Iowa Department of Education to facilitate state’s first industry-recognized apprenticeship program

Date: 
Wednesday, September 23, 2020
New IT career pathway will be launched with public and private partners DES MOINES — The Iowa Department of Education today announced it has received U.S. Department of Labor recognition to oversee development of a new career pathway program designed to help more Iowans gain the skills and knowledge needed for in-…

Advisory: State Board of Education to meet on Friday

Date: 
Wednesday, September 23, 2020
Members of the public may join remotely DES MOINES - The Iowa State Board of Education will hold a special meeting on Friday, Sept. 25 to review and consider the corrective action plan and progress update submitted by the Davenport Community School District. The meeting is scheduled to run from 2 to 4 p.m. and will …

Does your district need face masks? Get your order in

Date: 
Wednesday, September 23, 2020
The Iowa Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, in partnership with the Iowa Department of Education and Iowa Department of Public Health, has been tasked with distributing cloth face masks provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for use by students, faculty and staff at public a…

New, improved Teach Iowa launches Nov. 3

Date: 
Wednesday, September 23, 2020
Teach Iowa is transitioning to a new platform beginning Nov. 3, and schools will need to transfer all job postings to the new system no later than Dec. 31. The Iowa Department of Education will be using PowerSchool as its new vendor. The new site is being designed to be more user friendly. School staff who post j…

Advisory: State Board of Education to meet on Thursday

Date: 
Tuesday, September 15, 2020
Members of the public may join remotely DES MOINES - The Iowa State Board of Education’s regular meeting will take place on Thursday, Sept. 17. The meeting is scheduled to run from 9 a.m. to 1:05 p.m. and will be held in person with the option for State Board members to join remotely. Due to COVID-19 social dis…

Institutes of higher education may apply for connectivity grants

Date: 
Wednesday, September 9, 2020
Applications are now available to higher education institutions that are seeking to tap into a portion of the $6.9 million Governors Emergency Education fund to improve connectivity for students and professional development for faculty online instruction. The competitive grants are categorized into three components:…

Student gives her thoughts about what makes a great teacher

Date: 
Wednesday, September 2, 2020
Editor’s note: As staff at Clarion-Goldfield-Dows prepared to come back to school, Superintendent Joseph Nelson asked a student, Paige German, to give her thoughts to the faculty about what makes a good teacher. As her former fifth grade teacher Tanja Jensen said, “She blew us away!” We concur. Here is Paige’s …

Leading and learning amid uncertainty

Date: 
Tuesday, September 1, 2020
As we embark on the new school year and the challenges ahead, I am reminded of a quote from John F. Kennedy. “Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.” Navigating the new school year, we have no choice but to rethink assumptions, navigate rapidly changing circumstances and learn from each deci…

Equity series kicks off Sept. 23; licensure renewal credit available

Date: 
Tuesday, September 1, 2020
The inaugural webinar for the Iowa Department of Education’s Social Justice and Equity in Education series kicks off on Sept. 23. The session, which will be opened by the Department’s Director Ann Lebo, will feature A’ndrea Wilson, a professor at Grand View University, who will deliver “It’s Okay to be Unc…

This educator promotes literacy inside – and outside – the school

Date: 
Wednesday, August 26, 2020
We hear stories of educators in our state who are devoted to instilling a love of reading and learning. Often this work continues through the summer, as they dedicate many hours to plan lessons, volunteer at book sales, or donate time and resources in other ways to ensure students can access books. The summer of 2020 w…

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