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From the classroom to the fairgrounds

Thursday, August 19, 2021
It’s Tuesday, just days before the start of the 2021 Iowa State Fair. Agriculture educators, FFA advisors and student members are starting to arrive in Des Moines, and you can feel the excitement and anticipation of what’s to come in the next 10 days. Their year of hard work in agricultural learning and perseveranc…

K-12 teachers, students invited to sign up for statewide ‘design challenge’

Wednesday, August 18, 2021
Des Moines – The Iowa Department of Education today announced the Build Iowa’s Future Design Challenge, an opportunity for K-12 students to create innovative projects, connect them to careers and compete for up to $1,000 awards for their schools.  The Iowa Clearinghouse for Work-Based Learning and the Home …

Apply for the Career Academy Incentive Fund

Tuesday, August 17, 2021
Applications for the 2021-22 Career Academy Incentive Fund grant are now being accepted by the Iowa Department of Education. All submissions must be received by Oct. 29. The Career Academy Incentive Fund expands and increases equitable access to high-quality career and technical education (CTE) programs through part…

Apply for computer science curriculum, professional development grants

Monday, August 16, 2021
Grants for high-quality computer science curriculum and aligned professional development for teachers are available to school districts and accredited nonpublic schools. The grants will assist with implementing a 2020 state law that requires high schools to offer computer science instruction starting July 1, 2022, a…

Department seeks public comment on ESSA waiver

Friday, August 13, 2021
The Iowa Department of Education is seeking public comment on the state’s proposed accountability waiver for the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) for the 2021-22 school year. Due to the disruptions from the prior year, the U.S. Department of Education is allowing states flexibility to pause federal accountability…

DHS Announces Summer Pandemic Food Assistance (P-EBT) Distribution Plan

Wednesday, August 11, 2021
The Iowa Department of Human Services (DHS) announced the distribution plan for Summer Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) food assistance benefits for eligible Iowa children. The federal Summer P-EBT program allows states to issue emergency food assistance benefits this summer to all children who were elig…

District’s community lunches help keep an eye on the kids

Tuesday, August 10, 2021
STORM LAKE – After last summer’s isolation and a particularly, well, strange school year, Storm Lake Community School District officials wanted to do something this summer to gauge how students were doing emotionally. Whitney Vohs and Jenna Lullmann were on it: Why not have an in-person community lunch once a mo…

Iowa Department of Education releases new spring student assessment results, updates postsecondary readiness reports

Wednesday, August 4, 2021
DES MOINES — The Iowa Department of Education today released new spring 2021 assessment results from K-3 early literacy screenings and the Iowa Statewide Assessment of Student Progress for students in grades 3-11 and updated the state’s website on postsecondary readiness. Iowa fully administered the assessments thi…

Advisory: State Board of Education to meet on Thursday

Tuesday, August 3, 2021
DES MOINES - The Iowa State Board of Education will hold its regular meeting on Thursday, Aug. 5, in the Iowa Department of Education, Grimes State Office Building, State Board Room (second floor), 400 E. 14th Street, Des Moines. The meeting is scheduled to run from 9 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. and will be held in person with t…

A new school year beckons

Monday, August 2, 2021
At the start of every school year there is optimism about what lies ahead. It is difficult to put into words just how much I am looking forward to this year because of all the opportunities to work together to prepare future ready students. I am so appreciative of the community of support, respect and determination …


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