September 12, 2017

The Iowa Student Learning Institute is hosting its fifth annual RISE Student Leadership conference for K-12 students across Iowa on Saturday, November 4, 2017.

The day will consist of morning keynote addresses by student leaders from across the nation and interactive, b...

June 24, 2016

"Education is an ornament in prosperity and refuge in adversity." -Aristotle

Over spring break, I flew to a whole new world on a mission trip with a student founded organization, Project Build. Right out of the plane, I could tell El Salvador was a much different place...

May 12, 2016

Exhibition fairs – the epitome of every child’s middle school science project completed the night with help from a parent.
But, what if exhibition fairs were used as events to showcase long term learning and social advocacy from involving students in their community?...

December 10, 2015

Two seniors from Valley High School are looking at how they can help reduce the severity of chronic homelessness in Central Iowa. Joe Reck and Ethan Eiler started this work by founding Blank Tales, an online and printed magazine, that gives a voice to the homeless comm...

March 20, 2015

Here are a few more updates to help you get ready for the big day:

  • The schedule of the event, including confirmed speakers, is available here. Both Governor Branstad and Lt Governor Reynolds will be joining us to kick off the day in the Wallace Auditorium!

  • The...

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