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Date: Monday, October 10, 2022

To recognize the National School Lunch Program serving approximately 360,000 Iowa children each day, schools will celebrate National School Lunch Week from October 10-14.

The federally funded National School Lunch Program (NSLP) has been fueling students for success for 76 years. The fun…


Date: Monday, October 10, 2022

Robert Brooks, a keynote speaker at the Iowa BEST summit, has lectured nationally and internationally to audiences of parents, educators, mental health professionals and business people on topics pertaining to motivation, resilience, family relationships, the qualities of effective leaders and…


Date: Thursday, October 6, 2022Officials gathered to commemorate the start of construction on the future regional center in DeWitt.

Yesterday’s crisp October morning was the perfect backdrop for a groundbreaking ceremony in DeWitt. The event marked the highly anticipated start of construction for Eastern Iowa Community…


Date: Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Wish your district could add a class offering? Or do you have an extra seat in a classroom you wish you could fill?

Iowa e-Learning Central’s exchange is now open, enabling schools across the state to share classes.

“It’s matching needs with availability,” said Connor Hood, a…


Date: Wednesday, October 5, 2022Short-term, noncredit programs at community colleges offer students opportunities to train quickly for new careers, often in high-demand job areas. Noncredit programming has always been vital for the workforce, but collecting data on these courses is just now taking off across the country. Iowa is…
Date: Tuesday, October 4, 2022A work-based learning coordinator can bring hands-on, career exploration events to students.

For four eastern Iowa school districts, career exploration just got easier. A new shared coordinator focused solely on work-based learning experiences is now onboard, traveling to middle and high schools…


Date: Monday, October 3, 2022

Anywhere from 5 to 20 percent of Americans have dyslexia. That wide range stems from the fact that many go undiagnosed. And because of the lack of diagnosis, dyslexia wreaks havoc for adults and children alike, all of whom struggle with everyday reading.

But if caught early, dyslexia – a…


Date: Thursday, September 29, 2022

The deadline is approaching for districts to sign up for Iowa’s Biliteracy Seal – an award program designed to honor high school students who are biliterate in two or more languages.

The seal is an important distinction for graduating students.

“We are a global market and being…


Date: Wednesday, September 28, 2022

If commitment and passion for local foods were a recipe, Nutrition Director Chad Elliott and the Decorah Community School District would have all the right ingredients.

Elliott and his staff are especially excited about their culinary plans for district diners to celebrate Iowa Local…


Date: Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Cybersecurity is complex and ever changing. It can intimidate some of the largest education institutions around. But that puts school districts – and their confidential data – at risk.

To that end, a state agency – the Iowa Department of Management Office of the Chief Information Officer…