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Iowa receives nearly $345 million in new round of federal COVID-19 relief for schools

Monday, January 11, 2021
DES MOINES — The Iowa Department of Education today announced that the state has received nearly $345 million in federal relief for PK-12 schools through a fund to address costs incurred due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The amount is Iowa’s share of the more than $54 billion in emergency relief provided in the Elem…

Pandemic, derecho and the Big ‘C’

Monday, January 11, 2021
To say 2020 was challenging is an understatement Noreen Bush After 2020, every superintendent in the state will have stories to tell. Noreen Bush, however, probably has the biggest story to tell. No, really. Sure, everyone had to deal with the pandemic and all its challenges and quirks. And a good …

Computer Science Work Group to meet on Tuesday

Friday, January 8, 2021
Members of the public may join remotely DES MOINES - Members of the state’s Computer Science Work Group will meet on Tuesday, Jan. 12, to work on recommendations to strengthen computer science instruction and develop a campaign to promote computer science to K-12 students and families across the state. The meeting…

Meeting the needs of our youngest and most vulnerable

Thursday, January 7, 2021
Since Iowa switched its approach on working with infants through age 3 who are displaying developmental delays, education officials say they are seeing a vast improvement in progress. The approach puts parents’ in the driver’s seat in working with their young children. Through Iowa’s Early ACCESS system, pa…

Are you college-bound? You need to know about the FAFSA

Wednesday, January 6, 2021
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, is the key to almost all forms of college financial aid. You must file this form to be eligible for aid given by the federal government, the state of Iowa, and most colleges and universities. Here are some things you need to know: It’s easier than you think. …

Statewide initiative: College and Career Transition Counselor

Tuesday, January 5, 2021
The Bureau of Career and Technical Education in partnership with Iowa College Aid and Area Education Agency Postsecondary Readiness and Equity Partnership (AEA PREP) will be offering an informational webinar on Jan. 27 from 3 to 4 p.m. for community colleges and school districts in Iowa that are interested in creating …

Teaching through change

Monday, January 4, 2021
Change can happen faster than we think, and when it’s least welcomed, but the lasting impact is often less about what happens than it is about what we do with it. Right now we are living with change almost daily, so each day we are rethinking what to do next. While daunting, there is also great opportunity to reimagi…

Iowa student has her ornament displayed in Washington, D.C.

Wednesday, December 23, 2020
A holiday ornament created by a student at Urbandale’s Karen Acres Elementary is being featured in President’s Park in Washington, D.C. Fifth-grader Sui Bar’s ornament is one of 56 ornaments created by students from across the country. Her ornament is part of the National Christmas Tree display. Sui’s mom…

A newsletter to guide educators into real-world teaching

Tuesday, December 22, 2020
Educators are encouraged to sign up for an Iowa Department of Education e-newsletter that links them to projects, ideas and best practices for work-based learning. Called the Iowa Clearinghouse for Work-based learning newsletter, it comes out monthly showcasing ideas for educators. It also links to the Iowa Clearing…

Fine arts gets a boost with its own data dashboard

Thursday, December 17, 2020
The fine arts, which include the disciplines of dance, music, theater, and visual arts, are an important part of a well-rounded education. To that end, the Iowa Department of Education has launched The Iowa Arts Education Data Project, an interactive dashboard displaying statewide high school arts course enrollment and…


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