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Report shows Iowa’s industry-driven sector partnerships on track

Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Public-private efforts well-positioned to help grow state’s talent pipeline for in-demand jobs A new report shows Iowa is gaining ground in the expansion of sector partnerships, a key workforce development strategy designed to close industry-specific skills gaps in communities. Sector partnerships bring togethe…

It’s never too late to return to education. Just ask Liz Smith.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Liz Smith Educators, administrators and professionals are gathering in Ankeny this week to network, self-invest and learn best practices at the Iowa Building Your Future with Adult Education and Literacy Conference. These individuals provide guidance, support and encouragement to the thousands of Iowans who tak…

Adult education, training: A foundation of performance leads to long-term success

Monday, July 10, 2017
This is a question-and answer with Mike Fazio, the keynote speaker for the Iowa Adult Education and Literacy Summer Conference, Building Your Future with Adult Education, to be held in Ankeny, July 18-20. Fazio is the founder and CEO of Workforce180, a national workforce training and consulting organization, focused…

The 'lollipop' moments of your life

Thursday, June 29, 2017
Lollipop has long been my least favorite word in the English language. It’s not that I have anything against lollipops. In fact, I love them. But the word sounds strange. So I avoid it. The Benton Community School District Ed Camp, however, changed what comes to mind when I hear the word lollipop. Instead of that …

A holistic approach to college, career planning

Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Waterloo middle school students learn about career opportunities in digital graphics and the importance getting off to a strong start as high school freshmen. WATERLOO - Before breaking for the summer, 500 eighth-grade students from all four Waterloo middle schools gathered at the Waterloo Career Center located…

Work partnerships pick up steam in Iowa

Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Work is going strong in the development of partnerships across the state that includes the private sector, area education agencies, community colleges and school districts to provide effective, efficient, and economical means of delivering high-quality secondary career and technical education programs. A total of 15…

Iowa issues RFP for new statewide assessments in 2018-19

Tuesday, June 20, 2017
DES MOINES – The Iowa Department of Education today announced a request for proposals to select new statewide assessments of student progress in English language arts, mathematics and science starting in the 2018-19 school year.  The Department is seeking bids for new assessments, as well as a vendor to provi…

Second draft of Iowa’s ESSA plan released for public review, feedback

Friday, June 16, 2017
Iowa Department of Education Director Ryan Wise today announced that the second draft of Iowa’s state plan for meeting the federal Every Student Succeeds Act is available for public review and comment.   “This draft plan ties together and builds on Iowa’s collaborative education reform efforts under way t…

103-year-old teacher reflects on education

Thursday, June 15, 2017
BOONE – Caroline Owen first started teaching when Franklin D. Roosevelt first took office. Yes, that was 1932. And yes, Mrs. Owen is doing fine, thank you very much. The 103-year-old personifies the passionate educator, even though it's been nearly 40 years since her retirement. “It is so important to be pati…

Summer food programs: Filling a need

Thursday, June 8, 2017
Children and families enjoy the sprayground before receiving lunch through the West Des Moines Community School District Summer Food Service Program at Legion Park. “If you build it, they will come,” a quote many may recognize from the movie Field of Dreams. Set in rural Iowa, the film explores a farmer’s…


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