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Achtung! A new opportunity for students, schools!

Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Districts that teach German in their schools just got a new resource – straight from Germany. The Iowa Department of Education and the German Central Agency for Schools Abroad signed an agreement that would promote the German language and culture. Under the agreement, Germany has assigned a liaison to work with Io…

Congratulations to Iowa's U.S. Presidential Scholar Semifinalists

Thursday, April 18, 2019
Semifinalists The state of Iowa has 9 semifinalists for the prestigious 2019 U.S. Presidential Scholars program. Jillian Baker, North Liberty - West High School Astoria Chao, Cedar Falls - Cedar Falls High School Akash Gururaja, Cedar Rapids - Linn-Mar High School Colin McDonald, Tiffin - McDonald Home S…

Visualize this: A photo feature of students choosing their futures

Thursday, April 18, 2019
When several thousand students got a chance to look at their potential futures, what did they see? Masonry, roofing, carpentry, welding, architecture modeling, and more. These central Iowa students participated in the Build My Future event, which provided hands-on opportunities in construction and manufacturing at t…

Students get hands-on experience at ‘Build My Future’ event

Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Students suit up to try their hand at welding Nearly 3,000 central Iowa students from more than 30 high schools ranging from Adel-Desoto-Minburn to Winterset, and everywhere in between, filled the Varied Industries Building at the Iowa State Fairgrounds today to learn more about the wide range of careers in con…

Looking to grow professionally? Here are some options

Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Opportunities abound for professional development this summer. The Iowa Department of Education is offering several conferences, from those who teach English language learners to social studies to fine arts. Here are the details: Our Kids Summer Institute coming June 18-19 Save the date for the 15th annual Our…

Our Kids Summer Institute registration now open

Monday, April 15, 2019
Registration is now open for the Our Kids Summer Institute, scheduled for June 18-19, at the FFA Enrichment Center, 1055 SW Prairie Trail Pkwy in Ankeny. Register yourself and your team at Our Kids Summer Institute 2019 (Course #: 180032). Participants will receive a book from keynote speaker Diane Staehr Fenner titled…

School behavioral threat assessment training

Thursday, April 11, 2019
The Iowa Department of Education in collaboration with the Iowa School Safety Alliance and Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools–Technical Assistance (REMS–TA) is offering a one-day training on School Behavioral Threat Assessment. The course is designed to familiarize schools and school districts with beha…

Davenport educator named PBIS Person of the Year

Tuesday, April 9, 2019
Sarah Harris is flanked by Terese Jurgensen of the Iowa Department of Education (left) and Jill Yates of Mississippi Bend Area Education Agency. Davenport Community School District’s Sarah Harris has been named the 2018-2019 Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) Person of the Year. Harris, …

Bookshare: Is your district ready for next year?

Thursday, April 4, 2019
An online e-book meant to help students who learn better through hearing text than by reading in a traditional manner is being underused in the state. In fact, an estimated 5 percent of students could benefit from Bookshare, but only 2.4 percent are. Bookshare is an accessible online ebook library of textbooks, best…

Why students need to be globally competitive

Wednesday, April 3, 2019
Editor’s note: This is a question-and-answer with national college and career readiness expert, Brooks Harper, who is delivering the keynote address at the Iowa Work-Based Learning Coordinators Conference today in Des Moines. Harper draws from his 15 years in of leadership experience in corporate America in helpin…


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