Thirty-two teachers have graduated from NewBoCo’s Computer Science Professional Learning Program, a multi-week computer science course offered in partnership with, NewBoCo announced this week. During the 2017-2018 course, teachers taught 1,774 students computer science skills previously inaccessible to students. In 2016, an estimated 75 percent of Iowa’s public schools were not able to offer […]

Waterloo Community Schools will be offering 1:1 Chromebooks to two more grade levels during the 2018-19 school year, the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reports. The Board of Education approved $997,058 to purchase Chromebooks for eighth and ninth grade students. The district has already provided laptop computers to sixth and seventh grade students, and plans to expand […]

The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business issued its Innovations That Inspire award to Drake University’s College of Business and Public Administration, recognizing Drake’s role as host institute for the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders. The award recognizes Drake University’s role as a model for community-based mentorship, both in participants and the […]

When Marc Meyer founded the video security management startup Inteconnex in Cedar Rapids eight years ago, it was expected that the web-based cameras could serve security needs for systems like Mercy Medical Center, or Lincoln, Nebraska’s traffic surveillance needs. Today, Inteconnex’s biggest growth is with universities and k-12 schools in Iowa, Nebraska and Colorado, CBS2/FOX […]

Junior Luz Bautista sat in the Des Moines Social Club with her East High School classmates on March 29, their first day of audio class.Bautista doesn’t have any experience with audio production, although she’s been involved in play productions, producing the annual fashion runway event and Movement 515, a spoken word poetry initiative.“I love singing, […]

The Dwolla-sponsored event Monetery raised $10,265 for an after-school coding education program, Dwolla announced on Tuesday. More than 250 participants attended as panels of investors, entrepreneurs and community members explored what it takes to create value and diversity in the midwestern business community. All money raised was donated to Pi515, which educates underserved Iowa students […]