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Date: Monday, September 26, 2022

No one would disagree that it can be a challenge filling teaching positions, particularly in identified shortage areas like secondary math and special education. But one district started the school year – on Day 1 – with every single teaching spot filled. Every. Single. Position.

Take a…


Date: Thursday, September 22, 2022

The Iowa Department of Education has funding available through the Environmental Protection Agency’s Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation to assist child care centers and public schools who want to begin a process to voluntarily test drinking water fixtures for lead.

The…


Date: Wednesday, September 21, 2022Pete Drury

For 16 years as a school counselor, Pete Drury saw it all, providing students at the East Marshall Community School District with the support and guidance to navigate their classes and young lives. Now serving as one of Iowa’s college and career transition counselors at the Iowa Valley…


Date: Tuesday, September 20, 2022

The Iowa Department of Education has released a series of videos featuring Iowa students on how to maximize your educational experience while taking a class online.

The videos were created to complement coursework available through Iowa e-Learning Central, which can be used online or in…


Date: Monday, September 19, 2022

The Iowa Department of Education has released new physical education videos that are aligned with the state’s standards.

The videos, created in partnership with the Iowa Department of Public Health, focus on helping students gain healthy habits to last a lifetime.

Lyn Jenkins,…


Date: Friday, September 16, 2022

Five Iowa schools are being recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2022. The award honors schools for overall academic performance or for progress in closing achievement gaps among subgroups of students.

The Iowa public schools named as…


Date: Friday, September 16, 2022

Concussions are serious business. So is healthy recovery from such an event.

Students returning to the academic setting following a concussive brain injury often need additional considerations as they re-enter the classroom. 

Recognizing the necessity to address this need, the…


Date: Thursday, September 15, 2022

More middle and high school courses have been added to the course repository in Iowa e-Learning Central, an online exchange for Iowa educators, students and families.

The courses added are:

6th Grade Science Semester 2 7th Grade Science Semester 2 Geometry Semester 2 High School…
Date: Wednesday, September 14, 2022NIACC provides career exploration days to help youth discover their interests and potential.

Iowa's school year is only a few weeks in, but folks at North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC) are already looking towards winter break. That’s when nearly 1,000 area 8th grade students are anticipated…


Date: Tuesday, September 13, 2022

DES MOINES - The Iowa State Board of Education will hold its regular meeting on Thursday, Sept. 15, at the John V. Hanson Career Center, Health Careers Classroom, 124 Nerem Drive South, Forest City, Iowa, 50436. The meeting is scheduled to run from 10:15 to 11:45 a.m. and will be held in person…