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Meaningful connections pave the path forward

Friday, April 30, 2021
Students in Josh McCollam’s Project Lead the Way class at Pella Middle School With the end of the school year quickly approaching, it is important to take time to reflect on how it started, celebrate how far we have come and keep the momentum going as we move forward. Just one year ago we were meeti…

Opening career doors with good communication skills

Monday, April 26, 2021
What can help today’s students become more employable in tomorrow’s workforce? According to national expert Danny Rubin, it’s mastering every day, simple communication skills such as emails, phone calls and meetings. Rubin – founder of an eponymous online curriculum resource for business communication skills…

Congratulations to Iowa’s 2021 U.S. Presidential Scholars semifinalists

Thursday, April 22, 2021
The state of Iowa has eight semifinalists for the prestigious 2021 U.S. Presidential Scholars program They are: Kanyon K. Huntington, Afton - East Union Community School** Parker Johnson, West Des Moines - Valley High School Dorothy M. Junginger, West Des Moines - Valley High School Karianna Klassen, Des Mo…

The status of Iowa’s CTE programs highlighted in annual report

Wednesday, April 21, 2021
DES MOINES – A recent report released by the Iowa Department of Education shows that career and technical education continues to make impressive strides in Iowa. The Annual Condition of Secondary Career and Technical (CTE) report highlights trends in courses and programs and provides data and informative details on e…

Register for virtual statewide authentic learning event

Tuesday, April 20, 2021
Educators, students, administrators and business partners are encouraged to register for the 2021 Iowa Authentic Learning Network Statewide Virtual Student Expo on April 27. It is a one-of-a-kind virtual event where students will showcase projects they have completed with business and community partners. There wi…

Governor Reynolds designates $11.5 million in COVID-19 relief to support mental health services in pre-K-12 schools, help more Iowans retrain for in-demand careers

Thursday, April 15, 2021
DES MOINES — Gov. Kim Reynolds and the Iowa Department of Education today announced that more than $11.5 million in federal relief funding is available to assist public school districts in providing mental health support and other wraparound services to pre-K-12 students, and support community college efforts in expa…

Annual skilled trades event provides hands-on learning

Wednesday, April 14, 2021
Business industry leaders and students from across central Iowa are transforming the Iowa State Fairgrounds into a career exploration center today as they gather for Des Moines’ annual Build My Future event. More than 2,500 high school and junior high students from nearly 80 Iowa schools are attending the interactive…

Seventh graders chart their course for success through high school -- and beyond

Tuesday, April 13, 2021
MARSHALLTOWN – If you peer into Rebecca Callahan’s classroom, you might do a double take. That’s because it doesn’t look like a regular class. In one corner, you’ll find a student calculating the caloric content of a balanced meal. In another part of the classroom, a group of students is constructing a model …

Breaking down the barriers to successful adult learning

Monday, April 12, 2021
Liliana Chinchilla-Juan For Liliana Chinchilla-Juan, her career interests have always included health care, but her pathway for getting there wasn’t always as straight forward. Chinchilla-Juan had taken a few college nursing courses in her home country, but after moving to Iowa in 2017, she found that …

Choose Iowa Student Culinary Competition results are in!

Thursday, April 8, 2021
Crispito Recipe Entry - Dallas Center Grimes CSD The Iowa Department of Education hosted a Choose Iowa Culinary Competition for high school students enrolled in a culinary arts class or foods-based course through a school’s family and consumer sciences program. The concept for the competition was to plan …


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