• News for Education

    Friday, October 20, 2017
    The National Fund for Workforce Solutions has awarded Central Iowa Works a three-year, $300,000 grant to support efforts in Greater Des Moines to expand opportunities in the retail sector. Greater Des Moines is one of three metro areas, along with Baltimore and Seattle, to receive the grants, which were made possible by a grant to the National Fund by Walmart Stores Inc. The grants will be given ...read more
    Categories: News, Human Interest, Economic, Education
    Friday, October 20, 2017
    Gov. Kim Reynolds said Tuesday a set of programs designed to encourage Iowans to pursue education and career training opportunities beyond high school is her "top priority" going into the next legislative session.  Among those programs she's championing is a new scholarship and grant program for Iowans who already have earned at least half the credits necessary for a bachelor's degree in a ...read more
    Categories: Education, Economic, Political, News
    Friday, October 20, 2017
    In arguing for a bigger slice of the state’s funding pie, Iowa’s public universities have painted themselves as economic engines that launch companies, create jobs, generate resources for scientific exploration and monetize research. A new Board of Regents report backs that up, showing Iowa companies in the 2017 budget year generated $14.1 million in revenue as a “direct result” of research on ...read more
    Categories: Community, Economic, Education, News
    Thursday, October 12, 2017
    A fifth-grade teacher from Pella has been named the state’s History Teacher of the Year. Rebecca Helland, who teaches at Jefferson Intermediate School, was named by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History after being recommended by an Iowa Department of Education committee. The institute’s mission is to promote the knowledge and understanding of American history through educational ...read more
    Categories: Human Interest, Community, Education, Fun Facts, News
    Tuesday, October 10, 2017
    You may have heard of No Child Left Behind but you need to get familiar with the Every Student Succeeds Act. The new law lets states, not the federal government, set the standards to determine whether your child's school is succeeding or not. On Monday Iowa submitted their plan to the federal government that shows how they intend to implement it. Iowa's plan lays out how it will identify ...read more
    Categories: Iowa News, Political, Education, News
    Tuesday, October 10, 2017
    Rural Iowa is struggling. Towns and schools are shrinking. And farming, rural Iowa's historic economic mainstay, is going through a downturn that's likely to continue through next year, economists say. What can Iowa do? Iowans offered some thoughts Thursday during an event sponsored by The Des Moines Register and the Iowa Rural Development Council at the Clay County Fair in Spencer. The ...read more
    Categories: News, Economic, Education, Community, Iowa News
    Wednesday, October 04, 2017
    With over 100 communities and thousands of businesses represented in ICCE’s membership, we strive to connect local chambers to the trends, education and best practices that will improve business communities across Iowa.   Membership in ICCE has many advantages including professional training, executive orientation, scholarships and more. Some of these benefits come from using the membership ...read more
    Categories: Education, Events & Training, Programs & Services
    Wednesday, October 04, 2017
    The governors say the key to producing skilled workers starts in the classroom. They want to see students excel in science, technology, engineering and math, and then go on to receive a higher education. “A coordinated effort with education workforce, economic development, really helping workers get the skills that they need to be successful. Again, help meet the need of business and industry ...read more
    Categories: News, Iowa News, Economic, Education
    Wednesday, October 04, 2017
    Like our cellphones, the world is continuously “updating” and advancing further into a more technologically based system. In order to remain up-to-date, Iowa’s STEM advisory council works to connect educators and business leaders across the state to move the state forward through STEM programs. STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) has become extremely important in today’s ...read more
    Categories: Education, Economic, News
    Tuesday, October 03, 2017
    Even as the University of Iowa and Iowa State University look to slow years of record-setting enrollment growth, many of Iowa’s private colleges continue the pursuit for more students — and some in Eastern Iowa are reporting success this fall. Coe College in Cedar Rapids, for one, welcomed 446 new full-time students — the largest incoming class in its history, representing a 6.7 percent jump ...read more
    Categories: News, Community, Education, Iowa News
    Thursday, September 28, 2017
    By Amy Gitchell, ChamberMaster  As humans, there is one thing everyone has in common: the need to communicate. Regardless of who you are, what you do, or where you live, your existence depends on communication.  Master effective verbal and non-verbal communication by keeping the following tips in mind: Don’t rushIt’s important to keep things brief, but not at the expense of getting your ...read more
    Categories: Education, News
    Wednesday, September 27, 2017
    Omaha, the largest city in Nebraska, sits on the state's eastern border. Head west on I-80 for 45 minutes and you'll hit Lincoln, Nebraska's second largest city. Both cities have burgeoning tech-startup scenes, are raising capital and funding, and are making impressive contributions to the Silicon Prairie as a whole.  But what the two cities haven't figured out yet is how to work together to ...read more
    Categories: Economic, News, Community, Education
    Thursday, September 07, 2017
    One school bond issue on the ballot September 12th will go before voters in seven different counties. That’s the $60-million dollar request by Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids to extend an existing levy. Voters first approved the Kirkwood bond back in 2005. It was renewed in 2012. The request is renewal of a 25 cent per $1,000 of valuation levy on property taxes for voters in Linn, ...read more
    Categories: Community, News, Economic, Education, Iowa News
    Friday, July 14, 2017
      2017’s Most & Least Energy-Expensive States Get ready to crank up your air conditioner — and utility budget. July tends to be the hottest month of the year. So if your heat-averse body forces you to be more consumptive than conservative, this month’s higher-than-usual power bill could burn a hole through your wallet. In the U.S., energy costs eat between 5 and 22 percent of families’ total ...read more
    Categories: Iowa News, Papers/Research, Education
    Monday, July 10, 2017
    It can be hard to understand how someone else feels, especially if you’re 11. But 24 children getting ready to start middle school recently spent some time empathizing. They were guided by staff of the University of Northern Iowa Center for Urban Education Leadership Academy, made up of UNI education majors and area high school teachers. The students worked in groups with academy teachers, ...read more
    Categories: Education, News, Iowa News