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Date: Friday, August 12, 2022

Barb Anderson, a consultant with the Iowa Department of Education, was honored today at the Please Pass the Love’s 10th Midwest Mental Health Conference for her work in student mental health.

Anderson received the nonprofit’s School Mental Health Award of Excellence.

Anderson,…


Date: Tuesday, August 9, 2022

As the upcoming school year draws near, educators teaching in middle schools and high schools across Iowa now have at their fingertips a full complement of high-quality online courses they can use in the classroom. And courses for elementary educators are not far behind.

The courses are…


Date: Wednesday, August 3, 2022

Winter coats? Check. Housing? Check. Pots, pans, bedding, furniture? Check. Those are just some of the considerations going on in the dozen-plus communities where 14 teachers from Spain will be heading off to. The communities ensure the teachers can move in with few hiccups. They are, after all…


Date: Tuesday, August 2, 2022

Registration is under way for the 2022 Iowa BEST (Behavioral, Equitable, Social-Emotional, Trauma-Informed Health in Schools) Summit to be held in Des Moines Oct. 10-11.

Sponsored by the Iowa Department of Education and the Iowa Center for School Mental Health, the summit will focus on…


Date: Tuesday, August 2, 2022

DES MOINES - The Iowa State Board of Education will hold its regular meeting on Thursday, Aug. 4, at the Iowa Department of Education, Grimes State Office Building, State Board Room (second floor), 400 E. 14th Street, Des Moines. The meeting is scheduled to run from 9 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and will…


Date: Monday, August 1, 2022

Grants to support computer science professional development for teachers across Iowa are now available. Iowa school districts, accredited nonpublic schools, Area Education Agencies and collaboratives are encouraged to apply starting Monday, Aug. 1. Funding for the 2022-23 school year is made…


Date: Monday, August 1, 2022Director Ann Lebo

The start of each new school year brings new opportunities for us to connect, thrive and shape the lives of the learners we serve. As we grow our capacity at the Department, I am excited to share the new faces and partnerships that will help us serve you and the more than 547,…


Date: Thursday, July 28, 2022

The Career Academy Incentive Fund is now accepting proposals for the first round of funding for fiscal year 2023. Grant submissions will be accepted through Nov. 3.

Partnerships between Iowa school districts and local community colleges that promote equitable access to high-quality…


Date: Wednesday, July 27, 2022

988. Now say it again. And again.

That’s what Barb Anderson hopes everyone does – memorize 988. That’s because it’s the number to the national suicide prevention line. Anderson, a consultant with the Iowa Department of Education, says this will help all Iowans, including Iowa’s youth.…


Date: Monday, July 25, 2022

The Iowa Department of Education today was awarded nearly $100,000 through a competitive grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and supported by matching funds from the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship aimed at connecting Iowa schools with local and regional…