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Davenport Schools Recognized By Iowa For 165 Year Anniversary

May 16th, 2023
Davenport Schools Recognized By Iowa For 165 Year Anniversary

The Iowa House and Senate proudly presented the 165th Year Proclamation on behalf of Governor Kim Reynolds to the DCSD School Board. This designates the month of May as a celebration of Davenport Community School Districts growing excellence for its students and honoring 165 years of service to the greater Davenport, Iowa, community.  Read More

Bettendorf Council Member Appointed to Serve on State Board

March 13th, 2023
Bettendorf Council Member Appointed to Serve on State Board

BETTENDORF, IOWA – March 8, 2023 – He represents the 2nd Ward in the City of Bettendorf. Now, Council Member Scott Naumann is going to represent the Mississippi Valley in the State of Iowa. Governor Kim Reynolds has appointed Naumann to the Iowa Workforce Development Board, which “oversees the development and implementation of the state workforce development plan” and “ensures that state workforce regions have the resources to support employment programs across the state,” according to the Iowa Workforce Development Board’s website – www.iowawdb.gov “As I talk to business leaders... Read More

Iowa Gov. Reynolds Expands Registered Apprenticeship Grants to Grow Health Careers

February 8th, 2023
Iowa Gov. Reynolds Expands Registered Apprenticeship Grants to Grow Health Careers

Governor Kim Reynolds announced during her Condition of the State address a new $15 million round of funding targeted at growing Registered Apprenticeship (RA) programs across high-demand fields in health care. The expanded Health Careers Registered Apprenticeship Program will support more programs that help Iowa meet the demand of its health care workforce. First introduced last year, Iowa’s Health Careers pilot supported RA programs that help students pursue nursing pathways. This year’s program greatly expands opportunities for health care apprenticeships to include EMTs, RN’s, Direct... Read More

Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds Awards Child Care Business Incentive Grants

February 7th, 2023
Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds Awards Child Care Business Incentive Grants

Governor Kim Reynolds today announced a second round of grant awards targeted at supporting child care slots through meaningful business incentives. A total of $443,234 will be awarded through Iowa Workforce Development (IWD) and the Iowa Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to support five projects involving 11 participating businesses that will help create 77 new child care slots. The grant will help increase flexibility in how child care slots can be supported or expanded through employer-sponsored child care. Employers will partner with local and regional child care centers to increase... Read More

Davenport Community School District Receives STEM BEST® + HD Program Award

January 31st, 2023
Davenport Community School District Receives STEM BEST® + HD Program Award

Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds’ STEM Advisory Council announced Davenport Community School District as one of the 37 school districts joining the STEM BEST® (Businesses Engaging Students and Teachers) + HD (High Demand) Program. The STEM BEST Program brings schools and businesses together to provide students with real workplace experiences, introduce businesses and career opportunities in Iowa and gain career-ready skills. The STEM BEST + HD Program encourages teachers and industry professionals to work side-by-side to develop a work-based learning model that incorporates STEM subjects like mathematics... Read More

Iowa Workforce Development Launching Business Engagement Division

October 11th, 2022
Iowa Workforce Development Launching Business Engagement Division

Iowa Workforce Development today is launching its new Business Engagement Division, reorganizing employees around the state to create a more efficient team for assessing and resolving the workforce challenges of Iowa employers. The launch will be accompanied by an employer outreach blitz across the state. Over the next 100 days, IWD leadership and members of the new division will deploy across Iowa to share information about available resources and provide specific points of contact for assisting employers with any workforce need. The Division, which will be led by Division Administrator Tim Goodwin... Read More

BREAKING: ‘Quiet Place’ Filmmakers Opening New Movie Theater In Iowa

October 7th, 2022
BREAKING: 'Quiet Place' Filmmakers Opening New Movie Theater In Iowa

BREAKING NEWS: Scott Beck and Bryan Woods, the creative duo behind the award-winning blockbuster hit “A Quiet Place,” are opening a new two-screen movie theater, The Last Picture House, on the corner of 2nd and Iowa Streets in downtown Davenport. Cheekily named after the Peter Bogdonovich film, “The Last Picture Show,” the venue owned by the pair, who were born and raised in the Quad-Cities, is being helped along by a $600,000 grant from the state of Iowa to buttress the $3.72 million project. The 8,700 square foot spot for the new theater is currently vacant, and is owned... Read More

Republicans Vote To Keep Iowa First In The Nation For Presidential Primaries

April 19th, 2022
Republicans Vote To Keep Iowa First In The Nation For Presidential Primaries

Iowa will keep its first-in-the-nation spot for nominating the presidential candidate in 2024 — for Republicans, at least. The Republican National Committee voted unanimously to keep Iowa as the first spot in the presidential nominating calendar last week. Both the Republicans and Democrats are voting this year whether or not to keep Iowa in the top spot. There’s been some question as to whether the Democratic National Committee is going to keep the Midwest state at the top of the contests, and there’s been speculation that a new state could emerge on the Democratic side to kick... Read More

Iowa Grant Opportunities Now Open for Summer Youth Internship Projects

February 12th, 2022
Iowa Grant Opportunities Now Open for Summer Youth Internship Projects

Governor Kim Reynolds today announced the opening of another round of funding opportunities for employers, nonprofits, educational and community groups seeking to provide high school youth with internship opportunities. Now available for the fourth consecutive year, Future Ready Iowa’s Summer Youth Internship Project grants are designed to help youth explore and prepare for high-demand careers while gaining work experience and developing the personal attributes necessary to succeed in the workplace. A total of $250,000 will be available for programs this summer. Applications must be submitted... Read More

Davenport Community Schools Receives $10,000 Early Childhood Education Grant

February 8th, 2022
Davenport Community Schools Receives $10,000 Early Childhood Education Grant

The Davenport Community School District has received a grant from Governor Kim Reynolds and the Iowa Department of Education for $10,000 to help build the future of early childhood education and childcare in the Davenport Community. The Blended Early Learning in Educational Foundations (BELIEF) grants were awarded to 16 Iowa school districts to facilitate a year of planning and research for local committees. DCSD has formed a committee of community stakeholders such as the YMCA, The Mississippi Bend AEA, University of Iowa, Davenport preschool teachers and private daycares. This committee will... Read More