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Date: Monday, July 25, 2022

Do you like purple cauliflower? Children participating in summer meals at Karen Acres Elementary school in Urbandale recently learned they do, and their discovery was made by design.

Feeding kids nutritious meals all summer is serious business, and equally important at mealtime is the…


Date: Thursday, July 21, 2022

When Caryn Kelly and Lilian Okech met in 2017 as fellow entrepreneurs in the cleaning business, they knew they shared a bond and a common goal. They wanted to make their communities a better place for immigrants and refugees – and they knew their efforts were stronger together.

Kelly and…


Date: Wednesday, July 20, 2022

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is transitioning back to the traditional National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and School Breakfast Program (SBP) for the 2022-23 school year, meaning that unlike last year, school meals will not be provided for free to all students.

While the USDA did…


Date: Wednesday, July 20, 2022

To help support the Social-Emotional-Behavioral Health of Iowa students, the Iowa Department of Education is pleased to announce a third round of funding for the COVID-19 Public Health Workforce Supplemental Opportunity Grant. All Iowa school districts are strongly encouraged to apply for this…


Date: Tuesday, July 19, 2022

You couldn’t have asked for a better summer day at the Kirkwood Community College campus in Cedar Rapids. It was sunny, 80 degrees and filled with young minds ready to learn and explore future careers.

The Kirkwood Interactive Camps for Kids (KICK) offers a variety of hands-on learning…


Date: Thursday, July 14, 2022Jenna Frerichs

Seventeen-year-old Jenna Frerichs knows a good deal when she sees one. This summer, she enrolled in the certified nursing assistant course at Iowa Lakes Community College, which is allowing her to earn valuable credentials to jump start her future career in health care. And most…


Date: Wednesday, July 13, 2022

To help kick off the Iowa Adult Education and Literacy Summer Conference, a certification training workshop on the Iowa Distance Education Adult Literacy curriculum will be offered on July 26.

The three-hour workshop, titled “A Hands-On Session – IDEAL Course Certification,” will walk…


Date: Monday, July 11, 2022

A school chef’s work is never done, for when classrooms temporarily shutter for the summer, these creative, dedicated masters of the kitchen come together from all over the state to sharpen their skills, share a banquet of delectable recipes and ideas, learn what’s cooking in their profession,…


Date: Monday, July 11, 2022

Take 300 educators and technology support staff, add inspiration and sweat, and what do you get? High-quality education courses that will be available to all schools in Iowa.

The gathering, which is taking place this week in Des Moines, is designed to train the educators to develop…


Date: Wednesday, July 6, 2022

During the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, many Iowans went above and beyond to become temporary nurse aides in health care facilities across the state. These vital emergency health care workers provided much-needed care and support for some of Iowa’s most vulnerable populations.

Today…