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New resource promotes nutritious school meals

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Thursday, February 13, 2020
Did you know that proper nutrition in schools leads to less absenteeism? Fewer classroom disruptions? Higher test scores? To highlight the School Breakfast Program and National School Lunch Program, we have created a new downloadable resource poster that provides information on school meals in Iowa. The School Br…

First National Work-Based Learning Conference in Iowa

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Thursday, February 6, 2020
For the first time, the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) will be joining with Iowa Work Based Learning Coordinators to provide a National Work Based Learning Conference in Ankeny, Iowa. The conference will be held on April 22 and 23, at the FFA Enrichment Center on the Des Moines Area Community Col…

10 Iowa teachers honored

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Wednesday, February 5, 2020
DES MOINES – Ten of the state’s top teachers were honored for their service during an annual luncheon in Des Moines. Iowa Department of Education Director Ryan Wise was joined by Gov. Kim Reynolds and Lt. Gov. Adam Gregg in hosting the Outstanding Iowa Teachers Recognition Luncheon. See photos from the luncheon.…

An unlikely journey: From marginal student to Teacher of the Year

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Thursday, January 30, 2020
Editor’s note: George Anderson, Iowa’s 2020 Teacher of the Year, was introduced to the State Board of Education recently. The following are his comments from the meeting. Anderson is a social studies teacher at Kennedy High School in Cedar Rapids. Hello and good afternoon. I want to thank you for hosting me and …

Iowa Department of Education releases new school performance results

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Wednesday, January 29, 2020
DES MOINES – The Iowa Department of Education today released new results and features in an online school accountability reporting system called the Iowa School Performance Profiles. The website shows: Updated scores and ratings for all public schools based on how they performed on a set of accountability me…

5 Ways to Celebrate CTE Month

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Tuesday, January 28, 2020
Every February, students, educators and administrators celebrate CTE month, a nationwide campaign held to celebrate career and technical education and the achievements and accomplishments of CTE programs across the country. Today’s CTE programs have become increasingly innovative. Extending well beyond the develop…

Help ensure no child goes hungry during the summer

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Tuesday, January 28, 2020
DES MOINES – In an effort to head off hunger, the Iowa Department of Education is seeking sponsors for a federally funded program that provides nutritious meals or snacks to children in low-income areas of the state during the summer months. Summer can often mean the opposite of sunshine and fun for more than 200,…

Registration open for spring 2020 Iowa College and Career Readiness Academy courses

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Monday, January 27, 2020
Registration is now open for spring 2020 courses through the Iowa College and Career Readiness Academy. The Academy was developed by the Iowa College Student Aid Commission in partnership with the Iowa Department of Education and AEA Iowa, and has been endorsed by the Iowa School Counselor Association (ISCA). These Iow…

Here are resources for Black History Month

Date: 
Monday, January 27, 2020
You don’t have to look too far back to understand that American history books relegated people of color to the back – if they were recognized at all. That began to change when Harvard-educated Dr. Carter G. Woodson, born to parents who were former slaves, created the first “Negro History Week” in 1926. Today…

86 Iowa students selected as candidates for prestigious award

Date: 
Friday, January 24, 2020
Eighty-six students from Iowa have been named 2020 candidates for the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program. The U.S. Presidential Scholars Program was established in 1964, by executive order of the president, to recognize and honor some of our nation's most distinguished graduating high school seniors. In 1979,…

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