Business and education share demand for Microsoft IT Academy

Pekin Community High School students earn certification through the Microsoft IT Academy

Both businesses and educators agree that developing skills with the Microsoft Office suite will lead to success in the future offices of Iowa businesses. That notion is why Microsoft IT Academy operates at capacity serving a mixture of 150 school districts and community colleges, certifying hundreds of students as well as some teachers throughout the state in Microsoft Office programs. Read more about Business and education share demand for Microsoft IT Academy

STEM Scale-Up program sets sail into year four

Lewis Central Middle School students use STEM Scale-Up program, "Engineering is Elementary"

Nearly 3,000 educators throughout Iowa will take the lead on engaging more than 100,000 young learners with top STEM Scale-Up programs for the 2015-2016 academic year. Each year, the Iowa Governor's STEM Advisory Council evenly distributes STEM programming across all six STEM regions, powered by $3.1 million of the annual STEM appropriation from the Iowa Legislature. Read more about STEM Scale-Up program sets sail into year four

Code Iowa set to launch during “Hour of Code” on December 8

Student prepares for the "Hour of Code" event

In less than two weeks, an estimated 100 million students across the globe will participate in Code.org’s “Hour of Code.” The international event encourages school districts, teachers and parents to guide their students to participate in one hour of computer coding during Computer Science Education Week, beginning December 8. Read more about Code Iowa set to launch during “Hour of Code” on December 8