Gov. Kim Reynolds and the Iowa Department of Education on Friday announced that $26.2 million is now available to districts, nonpublic schools and colleges and universities, primarily to increase internet connectivity for students for the 2020-21 school year. Using the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief Fund authorized under the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security […]

Students in Iowa City will start the school year online following an unanimous vote by the school board Tuesday night, reports the Corridor Business Journal. The board had considered “hybrid” and in-person instruction on campus, but members ultimately decided the risk of COVID-19 being spread by children and staff was too great, the Press-Citizen reports. […]

Adel-based Kuder Inc. has received the Career Readiness Solution of the Year award from the 2020 EdTech Breakthrough Awards program for the Kuder Navigator, an online career planning system for grades 6-12, Kuder announced this week. Navigator is designed as a career planning system to help secondary students visualize and strategize their futures, with research-based […]

Iowa has received $26.2 million in federal relief to fund broadband access for students, the Iowa Department of Education announced this week. Iowa’s grant is part of the nearly $3 billion Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) fund authorized by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The Iowa Department of Education and the […]

High school seniors planning to pursue a technology-related degree within Iowa can submit applications until March 31 for scholarships by Paragon IT Professionals, the company announced this week. Ten students will receive $1,000 to pursue a tech education. Scholarships are supported by the Paragon IT Leadership Scholarship Foundation 501c3, which hosts an annual charity golf […]

Facebook and Des Moines Area Community College hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony for a new digital classroom located on DMACC’s Ankeny campus. The digital classroom is funded through a $97,000 grant from Facebook and houses technologies designed to support synchronized online learning, including a digital camera that follows instructors as they teach and Microsoft Teams functionality […]

The Iowa Department of Education is seeking comments on a draft state plan for meeting federal requirements under the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act. Commonly referred to as Perkins V, the federal law reauthorizes the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006, which provides almost $1.2 billion […]

Just as Bloomberg Businessweek was wrapping up a cover feature on the L.A. startup Imbellus, the college world began shaking: the FBI announced arrests of 50 people accused of fraud while attempting to smooth their children’s path into elite U.S. universities. Imbellus founder Rebecca Kantar believes part of the problem in the college inequity process […]

Five years after founding, the K-12 initiative at the New Bohemian Innovation Collaboration has impacted more than 1,500 students through one-day classes, free events and summer programs, the Cedar Rapids Gazette reports. The program adapts STEM subject to student ages – elementary students can take “CoderDojo” classes through NewBoCo, while middle and high school students […]