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Iowa’s high school graduation rate reaches record high of 91.6 percent

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Tuesday, March 3, 2020
DES MOINES – Iowa’s high school graduation rate climbed to a record high of 91.6 percent in 2019, continuing a trend of long-term growth across nearly all groups of students, including those from diverse backgrounds, according to new data from the Iowa Department of Education. “More Iowans are graduating high …

Schools across Iowa celebrate National School Breakfast Week

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Monday, March 2, 2020
To encourage more families to take advantage of the healthy choices available for school breakfast, schools across the country will celebrate National School Breakfast Week, which is March 2-6th. The theme is, “School Breakfast - Out of this World,” to remind the entire school community that school breakfast pro…

Gov. Reynolds announces $1 million to expand career academies for high school students

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Friday, February 28, 2020
DES MOINES - Gov. Kim Reynolds today announced a $1 million funding opportunity to expand career academy programs across the state in an effort to prepare more high school students for success in the workforce. Career academies are programs of study in which students benefit from business and industry partnerships, …

Construction career fairs scheduled for students, high schools

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Friday, February 28, 2020
A series of construction career fairs are scheduled for Iowa high schools and students in 11th and 12th grades. The fairs are designed to connect with employers in the commercial construction industry, including general and subcontractors. The career fairs, hosted by Build Iowa, will be held March 30 in Altoona, Apr…

State literacy team: Improve equity through rigorous instruction

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Thursday, February 27, 2020
Statewide Literacy Leadership Team members met at Grand View University in Des Moines, for an interactive, one-day professional learning workshop, to learn how to utilize tools to ensure students have access to grade-level, appropriate English Language Arts assignments, and standards-aligned instruction. …

Women’s History Month: A contextual look into the past

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Wednesday, February 26, 2020
From Iowa’s Arabella Mansfield, who became the first female lawyer in the country in 1869, to Gertrude Durden Rush, who became the first black woman admitted to the Iowa bar in 1907, there is no shortage of Iowa “firsts” for women. Though being first certainly lands you in the history books, the story isn’t …

Upcoming webinars: How to create apprenticeship programs

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Tuesday, February 25, 2020
A new webinar series is being created on how to build real-world partnerships to educate students and develop the workforce. Seventeen Iowa school districts have launched Registered Apprenticeship programs, which are an outstanding pathway for students to earn valuable postsecondary credentials. The state’s goa…

Summer Youth Intern Program now accepting applications

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Tuesday, February 25, 2020
High schools, employers, and nonprofit groups are encouraged to apply for the Future Ready Iowa Summer Youth Intern Program grant, a funding opportunity to place youth at risk of not graduating high school in internships primarily in high-demand career fields. The state of Iowa has appropriated $250,000 of funds to sup…

March is Iowa History Month (and pop quiz time!)

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Monday, February 24, 2020
In your preparation for Iowa History Month next month, we have resources for you and, yes, some fun historical facts. Listen to a webinar hosted by the Iowa Department of Education’s Social Studies Consultant Stefanie Wager. The webinar walks you through Iowa history resources available to teachers. Other resou…

The Iowa Department of Education is hiring

Date: 
Friday, February 21, 2020
Come join our team of professionals who are passionate and committed to ensuring each student in Iowa receives a top-notch education. Here are the positions: Education Program Consultant (Program Evaluation) - We are looking for someone with experience doing research and/or evaluation projects, who thrives in a coll…

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