Training Iowans

Gov. Reynolds, deputy CIO named winners of SANS Institute’s 2017 Difference Makers Awards

December 07, 2017

Gov. Kim Reynolds and Iowa Deputy Chief Information Officer (CIO) Jeff Franklin were named winners this week of the SANS (SysAdmin, Audit, Network and Security) Institute’s 2017 Difference Makers Awards.

#1 in the nation: Iowa leads the way in high school graduation rates

December 06, 2017

Iowa Department of Education Director Ryan Wise says 91.3% of students in the class of 2016 completed high school within four years in Iowa and a new national report says tha

That’s a wrap! Gov. Reynolds completes 99 county tour in under 200 days

November 30, 2017

Gov. Kim Reynolds completed her 99 county tour for 2017 on Thursday, Nov. 30, at Carver’s Ridge in Corning in Adams County.

Gov. Reynolds restarted her 99 county tour after being sworn in as governor on May 24. She held 303 public events in 189 days.

Iowa ranks #4 in increasing state funding for K-12 schools

November 29, 2017

“In Iowa, however, researchers found total state funding per student, adjusted for inflation, increased 20.6 percent from 2008 to 2015.

Gov. Reynolds, Lt. Gov. Gregg announce gift from AT&T to expand iJAG program

November 28, 2017

Gov. Kim Reynolds and Lt. Gov. Adam Gregg announced a $100,000 gift from AT&T at Boone High School on Tuesday to expand the Iowa Jobs for America’s Graduates (iJAG) program.

Mentors 'crucial' in retaining quality teachers

November 27, 2017

“Mentor leaders are providing support and encouragement to our new teachers in those critical first years. These leaders are crucial in helping us retain quality teachers in classroom.” – Shelly Vroegh, 2017 Teacher of the Year

The Messenger: Reynolds helps shape state’s economy

November 20, 2017

“We take pride in our governor’s leadership role in strengthening apprenticeship programs.”

– More from the Fort Dodge Messenger


Gov. Reynolds, Lt. Gov. Gregg announce new registered apprenticeship programs

November 14, 2017

Gov. Kim Reynolds and Lt. Gov. Adam Gregg announced two new registered apprenticeship programs in Iowa Tuesday at the administration’s weekly press conference. Both companies—Wells Fargo and Tyson Foods—signed their registered apprenticeship standards at the press conference.

Gov. Reynolds, Lt. Gov. Gregg preview Registered Apprenticeship Appreciation and Awareness Week

November 08, 2017

Gov. Kim Reynolds, Lt. Gov. Adam Gregg and other state leaders are previewing Registered Apprenticeship Appreciation and Awareness Week and encourage Iowans to explore registered apprenticeship opportunities.