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  • Wednesday, October 16, 2019 3:30 PM
    Iowa Department of Education Director Ryan Wise announced a new advisory council to provide input on the development of Iowa’s state plan required under the federal Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act.

  • Wednesday, October 16, 2019 11:05 AM
    Two Greater Des Moines leaders and Iowa State University alumni will be recognized by the Ivy College of Business during the annual Homecoming Honors and Awards Ceremony on Oct. 25. 

  • Wednesday, October 16, 2019 11:04 AM
    The By Degrees Foundation announced this morning that it will fund the initial investment made into College Savings Iowa 529 accounts for more than 780 Harding Middle School students. 

  • Digital lab aims to assist small manufacturers in tech choices
    Friday, October 11, 2019 6:00 AM

    How many Alliant Energy executives does it take to come up with an innovative economic development idea? Just two — at least to start with — followed by smart input and a lot of hard work by dozens of others, says Joel Schmidt, vice president of business development with Alliant. 

  • Advancing work-based learning in Iowa
    Friday, October 11, 2019 6:00 AM

    In early September, when green leaves were still firmly attached to the trees and students had been back in school for less than two weeks, students in the Ankeny Orbis program were already laptop-deep in tackling some real-world projects.

  • High school meets the real world
    By Barbara Dietrich Boose
    Friday, October 11, 2019 6:00 AM
    Abbi Janes was emphatically not looking forward to “being stuck in the high school again” for her senior year. Then a counselor told her about a program that would get her out of the building to work on projects for local organizations. In the program’s course on web-based technologies, she pitched website ideas to staff at John Deere and created an entire site for Train to Inspire, a nonprofit organization that helps people with disabilities participate in physical and social activities. In another course on business startups, she took over her family’s “side” business, the Sales Garage, which develops websites for organizations.

  • Thursday, October 10, 2019 3:20 PM
    Two grants totaling nearly $13 million through the National Institute of Health’s Helping to End Addiction Long-Term (HEAL) Initiative have been granted to the University of Iowa to assist in research and treatment of chronic pain, reports the Cedar Rapids Gazette. 

  • Thursday, October 10, 2019 3:19 PM
    Palmer Group is gathering data for its upcoming 2020 Salary Guide and would like Greater Des Moines employers to participate. 

    Thursday, October 10, 2019 2:17 PM
    Iowa has the potential to add upward of 1,000 jobs in the emerging education technology sector over the next five years by taking advantage of its strengths in this field, according to an economic development report released today by Gov. Kim Reynolds. 

  • Wednesday, October 9, 2019 3:32 PM
    Iowa fine arts and social studies teachers have a new professional development program to further engage students. 

  • Wednesday, October 9, 2019 11:23 AM
    UnityPoint Health has launched a new mental wellness program for middle and high school students in Iowa and Illinois. 

  • Tuesday, October 8, 2019 11:10 AM
    The Iowa State University Foundation has presented the 2019 Order of the Knoll Emerging Philanthropist Award to David and Christine Slump. 

  • Monday, October 7, 2019 3:16 PM
    A Des Moines medical manufacturer has pledged a $10 million gift to his alma mater, Cedarville University in southeastern Ohio. 

    Monday, October 7, 2019 10:00 AM
    Coaching and leadership training for emerging leaders remain two of the top training priorities among Iowa companies, according to an annual snapshot by ATW Training Solutions. 

  • Thursday, October 3, 2019 4:10 PM
    In the past school year, the first year since Iowa launched the Biliteracy Seal recognizing high school students who are proficient in more than one language, 775 students have earned the seal. 

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