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‘Dirty jobs’ host Mike Rowe to talk skilled trades in Iowa

Thursday, August 17, 2017
Celebrity Mike Rowe, best known for his work on the Discovery Channel’s hit TV series Dirty Jobs, is coming to Iowa in September to help build awareness of the opportunities available in the skilled trades. The Iowa Department of Education is one of the co-sponsors of the event scheduled for Sept. 28 from 4 to 8 p…

Walker receives national 2017 Outstanding State School Nurse Consultant Achievement award

Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Melissa Walker, a consultant with the Iowa Department of Education bureau of nutrition and health services, received the 2017 Outstanding State School Nurse Consultant Achievement Award from the National Association of State School Nurse Consultants (NASSNC), Inc. The NASSNC annually recognizes and honors the contribut…

Advisory: State Board of Education to hold conference call meeting on Aug. 16

Monday, August 14, 2017
DES MOINES – The Iowa State Board of Education will meet via conference call on Wednesday, Aug. 16, at 2 p.m.   Members of the media and the public may listen to the meeting at the Grimes State Office Building, 400 E. 14th St., in Des Moines (2nd floor State Board Room) or dial in at the following number: 1-…

This was a real game-changer

Wednesday, August 9, 2017
Kirk Howard accepting his completion certificate from State Senator Bill Dotzler. WATERLOO - Turning one’s life around isn’t that easy when you’ve had past run-ins with the law. With a felony in his past and no high school diploma, Kirk Howard had many doors closed in his face. “I found myself lookin…

Win $1,000 for your school

Wednesday, August 2, 2017
The Iowa Safe Schools Alliance (ISSA) is sponsoring a video contest for Iowa high school students.   The winner of the contest will take home $1,000 for your school (there also are cash prizes for second and third place). This year’s contest theme is “See something, say something,” and videos should be fo…

Director Ryan Wise: Gearing up for another great year

Tuesday, August 1, 2017
August feels like a hazy early morning when my alarm has yet to buzz, but it’s only minutes away. I’m faced with a choice; force myself back to sleep for a few fleeting moments, or get up and start the day earlier than planned. Then the list springs into my head. I think about all of the opportunities and challenge…

Parents: What will your child be expected to learn this year?

Friday, July 28, 2017
With the new school year right around the corner, parents have an opportunity to learn what their children will be expected to learn thanks to updated parent guides. The parent guides are designed to let parents know what their children should know at each grade level as outlined by Iowa's academic standards, known …

State expands concussion management

Thursday, July 27, 2017
The Iowa Department of Education, in partnership with the Iowa Department of Public Health, is rolling out Concussion Management Guidelines for Iowa Schools. These guidelines expand recommendations currently available through a community-based model for concussion management called REAP. REAP stands for Remove/Reduce, …

Grant takes aim at adult education, literacy programs

Wednesday, July 26, 2017
The Iowa Department of Education’s Division of Community Colleges and Workforce Preparation is exploring the possibility of creating a network of certified tutors to work one-on-one with adults who are unable to proficiently read, write and speak. Thanks to an AmeriCorps Planning Grant, the Department will look in…

Imagine what summer school could be. Council Bluffs did.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Sandra Day visits with a student about her reading assignment during summer school at Longfellow Elementary in the Council Bluffs Community School District. The exact origins remain a mystery, but the concept of “It takes a village” is widely believed to have roots in an  African proverb. That’s wher…


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