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Gov. Reynolds, Iowa Department of Education award over $150,000 to school districts to explore expansion of blending child care, early learning programs

Friday, February 4, 2022
DES MOINES — Gov. Kim Reynolds and the Iowa Department of Education today awarded 16 competitive planning grants, up to $10,000 each, to public school districts to explore the development of blending child care and quality early learning programs in their communities. The Blended Early Learning in Educational Foun…

Here’s a novel way to fill a Spanish teacher position

Thursday, February 3, 2022
Need a Spanish teacher for the 2022-23 school year? Check out the Iowa Exchange Visiting Teachers from Spain Program. The program enables Spanish teachers to have the opportunity to teach in an accredited school in the United States under a visa for up to three years. The program provides local school districts and …

CTE Month Educator Q&A – Kristin Rockhill

Tuesday, February 1, 2022
Editor’s note: For February’s CTE Month®, we are featuring Q&A sessions with Iowa educators and students who are participating in career and technical education programs. Their experiences and perspectives provide a glimpse into the importance of CTE instruction for skill development and career exploration. Qu…

Focusing on what matters most

Tuesday, February 1, 2022
As we think about our changing educational landscape and all of the moving parts, it is so important to focus on what matters most — that every student has an opportunity to succeed and teachers feel supported as they help students find their path forward. Last week I had the honor of recognizing some of our talen…

Celebrate Black History Month with these resources

Tuesday, February 1, 2022
February is National Black History Month. To find resources for either the classroom or personal edification, one need look only as far as Iowa’s history. Did you know: That Iowa was home to a town named Buxton, in which residents and businesses were fully integrated from 1895 into the 1920s? Iowa was one of …

Help ensure no child goes hungry during the summer

Friday, January 28, 2022
Sponsors are sought for meal, snack sites across the state DES MOINES – In an effort to head off hunger, the Iowa Department of Education is seeking sponsors for a federally funded program that provides nutritious meals or snacks to children in low-income areas of the state during the summer months. Summer can …

Outstanding educators honored at luncheon

Thursday, January 27, 2022
Several educators were honored Thursday in Des Moines by Gov. Kim Reynolds, Lt. Gov. Adam Gregg and Iowa Department of Education Director Ann Lebo during the 2022 Outstanding Iowa Teachers Recognition Luncheon. [See photos from the luncheon] The luncheon recognized finalists and winners of the Iowa Teacher of the…

Four ways to celebrate CTE Month®

Tuesday, January 25, 2022
February is CTE Month®, and you’re invited to join in the celebration. Each year, the achievements in career and technical education programs are highlighted and promoted by students, educators and administrators in Iowa and across the nation. Career and technical education, or CTE, directly prepares students for…

Iowa Department of Education awards start-up grants to expand college, career transition counselors

Monday, January 24, 2022
Seven grants awarded to five community colleges in partnership with local school districts DES MOINES — The Iowa Department of Education today awarded seven $50,000 competitive grants to help establish new college and career transition counselor positions that will focus on preparing more high school students for …

57 Iowa students selected as candidates for prestigious award

Friday, January 21, 2022
Fifty-seven students from Iowa have been named 2022 candidates for the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program. The U.S. Presidential Scholars Program was established in 1964, by executive order of the president, to recognize and honor some of our nation's most distinguished graduating high school seniors. In 1979, th…


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