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Iowa consortia awarded GEER funds to increase online opportunities

Date: 
Thursday, March 4, 2021
The consortia of Allen College and St. Luke’s College, Iowa Private Academic Libraries and Iowa’s 15 community colleges were awarded funds aimed at increasing more virtual education opportunities and online communities. The funds are provided through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act…

National School Breakfast Week March 8-12

Date: 
Wednesday, March 3, 2021
Pictured: All Saints School in Cedar Rapids offers Breakfast Buckets where students select breakfast items to fill their bucket and take to the classroom to consume. The school has similar levels of participation in breakfast and lunch programs. With free school meals, there has never been a better opportun…

March: Iowa History Month

Date: 
Wednesday, March 3, 2021
March is Iowa History Month. Did you know: Long before Europeans came to Iowa, the state was populated by several Native American tribes: the Ioway in the central and west portions of the state, the Sioux in the north, the Saux and Fox in the east, and the Otoe in the southwest. In addition to hunting, tribes grew c…

Unlocking new possibilities

Date: 
Monday, March 1, 2021
Teachers change the world one child at a time. And with each child, we unlock, and unleash, new possibilities into the world. While we could never find enough ways to honor our teachers for the work they do, there is one specific way you could recognize a teacher in your school — by nominating one of them as the 2022…

Here are resources for Women’s History Month

Date: 
Tuesday, March 2, 2021
March is Women’s History Month, a month dedicated to the contributions women made in U.S. history. Women made plenty of contributions in Iowa, too. For instance, Arabella Mansfield of Mount Pleasant became the first female attorney in 1869 in the entire country. Less than 40 years later, Gertrude Durden Rush became…

Grant takes aim at social-emotional, behavior supports

Date: 
Monday, March 1, 2021
Public school districts are encouraged to apply for a grant that is aimed at providing the social-emotional and behavioral supports that some students need. The grant enables districts to establish so-called therapeutic classrooms for learners whose social-emotional or behavioral needs interfere with their ability t…

Local Food Makes Cents: For Iowa Kids and Farmers awards $43,000 to Early Care Education providers

Date: 
Thursday, February 25, 2021
Funding totaling $43,000 has been awarded to 125 Early Care and Education (ECE) sites who participate in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) to take part in the incentive pilot called Local Food Makes Cents: For Iowa Kids and Farmers. Last November, partners within the Iowa Farm to School and Early Care Co…

Indian Hills Community College develops new regional center for southern Iowa students

Date: 
Wednesday, February 24, 2021
Editor’s note: This school feature is part one in a series highlighting recent recipients of the Career Academy Incentive Fund. The Career Academy Incentive Fund was established by a 2019 law that extends a statewide penny sales tax for school infrastructure, called Secure an Advanced Vision for Education (SAVE), thr…

5 teachers named finalists for prestigious award

Date: 
Thursday, February 18, 2021
Five Iowa educators have been honored for being named finalists in the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. They are: Mathematics Angie Bonthuis, kindergarten, Gilbert Community School District Janet Riordan, kindergarten, Southeast Polk Community School District Angel…

Last-Dollar Scholarship helps students with their career dreams

Date: 
Thursday, February 11, 2021
Picture this. You have found the perfect Iowa college program to help you on your career path, whether you are just finishing high school or starting fresh as an adult learner. However, after applying for all other available federal and state grants and scholarships, your budget for tuition and qualified fees still fal…

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