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Apply for the Career Academy Incentive Fund

Friday, November 13, 2020
Applications are being accepted through Dec. 31 for the Career Academy Incentive Fund. The fund provides targeted grants to support partnerships between school districts, community colleges, business and industry and other partners that expand access to career academy programs, with a focus on programming delivered …

Large corporation turns to students for help; students answer the call

Tuesday, November 10, 2020
Turkey Valley students dig into their data to determine what is the best route for a major corporation to take when it comes to using devices. A major transportation company based in Des Moines had a business proposition to explore: Do they want to pay for computers that can cost up to $1,600 a piece for…

Iowa celebrates National Apprenticeship Week

Monday, November 9, 2020
The benefits and opportunities of registered apprenticeship programs are being showcased through events held this week as part of National Apprenticeship Week, which runs Nov. 8-14. Now in its sixth year, the week is a nationwide celebration that gives businesses, communities and educators the opportunity to draw at…

Here are some Veterans Day resources

Thursday, November 5, 2020
It’s been 101 years since Veterans Day’s precursor, Armistice Day, came into being. It honored the end of World War I. By 1938, Veterans Day became a national holiday, honoring all American veterans, living and dead. With Veterans Day being next week on Nov. 11, educators have numerous resources at their fing…

These students use hands-on learning to reopen their store

Wednesday, November 4, 2020
The pandemic threw all business owners for a loop. It was no different at the Waterloo Career Center, a part of the Waterloo Community School District. Just two months before COVID-19 hit, high school students debuted a convenience store wholly operated by them. Then the pandemic hit and the store shuttered, sen…

Participate in History Alive Program

Tuesday, November 3, 2020
To celebrate the centennial of the 19th Amendment and learn about its history and impact, Iowa educators, parents and students can take advantage of live programs and educator-led activities designed for grades 4-12 and tied to Iowa’s Social Studies and Visual Arts Standards. The live, recorded programs are sponso…

Building a high-quality computer science program? Apply for this grant!

Friday, October 30, 2020
Schools wanting to provide high-quality computer science instruction can apply for a grant through the Computer Science Professional Development Incentive Fund. Details about the grant including application and implementation guidance, the application questions, the scoring rubric and due dates are available on the …

Collaboration is key to preparing students for college and careers

Thursday, October 29, 2020
One of the most important goals of our educational system is to prepare students for college and careers. Today’s knowledge-based economy requires not only academic preparation, but acquisition of employability and technical skills needed for high-demand careers in some of our fastest-growing fields. Expanding acc…

Register for Emerging Educators Academy

Thursday, October 29, 2020
“Building a Foundation for the Future” is the theme for the Sixth Annual Emerging Educators Academy on Dec. 5. Designed for preservice teachers up through third-year teachers and their mentors, the academy is hosted and run by Iowa’s Outstanding Educators. A day of interaction will focus upon elevating, ins…

School district collaboratively works to improve literacy instruction

Wednesday, October 28, 2020
The Pella Community School District K-6 Leadership Team took the initiative to complete the Standards Professional Learning Opportunities in English language arts/literacy course over the last school year. They worked through the course collaboratively when preparing to lead a district research team, which consisted…


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