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Northwest AEA/Bryant school success: Reading assistance made the difference for this family

Reprinted with permission by the family. The photo was also submitted by the family. This letter was sent to Molly Twohig, regional facilitator at Northwest AEA. Dear Mrs. Twohig, I have been meaning to write you regarding my interactions with … Continue reading

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Teachers Receive Hands-on Autism Learning Experience

All of Iowa’s AEAs employ staff who work collaboratively with school districts to design interventions that address the needs of students with autism spectrum disorders. This video highlights Keystone AEA’s Summer Autism Training program which is an intensive, week-long training … Continue reading

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ISU Students Make Communication Easier for Sam

By Claire Sowder, Heartland AEA Communications Specialist and Lauri Pyatt, WDMCS School/Community Relations Specialist Smiles were contagious at Crossroads Park Elementary when fourth grader Sam Wedig received a very special gift from five Iowa State engineering students. Sam has cerebral … Continue reading

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Northwest AEA/Schleswig school success: The Power of RTI for Preston

* Reprinted with permission from “Reading Recovery Site Report,” Aug. 2012. Written by Jess Jensen, Reading Recovery teacher, at Schleswig Community School District. Preston began his Reading Recovery lessons with the lowest scores of all the first grade students in … Continue reading

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Helping Districts Navigate Their Changing Populations

By Stephaney Jones-Vo, ESL/Diversity Consultant Sudanese Author Inspires Indianola K-8 Staff Emerson Elementary principal Mark Timmerman knows the number of English language learners (ELLs) in Indianola is growing and teachers are asking about how best to include them in their … Continue reading

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The Road Less Traveled: One Student’s Struggle with Learning

For some students, the path to academic success is an uphill climb. Learn how Nicki Schaumberg, a recent graduate of Forest City CSD, partnered with her teachers and AEA 267 staff members to overcome her challenges and go on to … Continue reading

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Northwest AEA/Hunt school success: Mom expresses gratitude for teamwork

* This letter was sent to Northwest AEA staff. It has been reprinted with permission by Jennifer Carley, mother of Phoenix. The photo of Phoenix and Jennifer was submitted by the family. Dear Ms. Jungers & all Hunt Staff who … Continue reading

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Alex Betz: A Shining Example of the Power of High Expectations

Much has been written and discussed about the importance of having high expectations for all kids. While many quotes could be used to describe the story of Alex Betz, perhaps the one that hits closest is from George Bernard Shaw: … Continue reading

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AEAs Earn Praise for Technology Work With Schools

Iowa’s Area Education Agencies earned praise in an article in the 2013 issue of Perspectives: A Journal of Research and Opinion About Educational Service Agencies for their innovative statewide use of the the Clarity product to help schools with technology … Continue reading

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New Early Literacy Efforts Help All Students Become Skilled Readers

Iowa’s Area Education Agencies (AEAs) are pleased to be part of a new statewide effort designed to help ALL of our students read proficiently by the end of third grade. In September, AEA consultants joined with over 600 educators from … Continue reading

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