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West Branch participates in Transformation Phase One

During the 2013-14, 10% of Iowa elementary schools were identified for Phase 1 of Iowa’s Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) initiative. The story below highlights the experience of a Phase 1 school in the Grant Wood AEA area. Hoover Elementary … Continue reading

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College Community: Building a vision during Transformation Phase 1

During the 2013-14, 10% of Iowa elementary schools were identified for Phase 1 of Iowa’s Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) initiative. The story below highlights the experience of a Phase 1 school in the Grant Wood AEA area. Engaging staff … Continue reading

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Grant Wood AEA Emergent Literacy Initiative supports early learning

Grant Wood AEA is in the third year of providing support for emergent literacy instruction in early learning classrooms. Priscilla Polehna, Grant Wood AEA speech-language pathologist, explained that the Emergent Literacy Initiative uses a curriculum supplement called Read It Again … Continue reading

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AEA Assistance to the Schulte Family

Jennifer Schulte shares her family’s experience in using the services of the AEA. As soon as she brought her newborn twins home from the hospital, she heard from the AEA. Later, she needed the AEA’s help for her children’s development. … Continue reading

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Meet the People Who Make a Difference: Speech-Language Pathologists

All of Iowa’s nine AEAs employ staff members that provide consultation and therapy for children who have significant problems with language, voice, articulation, and stuttering. Click on the picture below to meet Nancy Almasi, a speech-language pathologist for Grant Wood … Continue reading

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People Who Make A Difference: Hearing Teachers

All of Iowa’s AEAs employ staff members who provide supplementary support and assistance to students who are deaf or hard of hearing. Click on the picture below to meet Laura McGraw, Itinerant Teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, … Continue reading

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Increased Learning Time = Significant Results

This article appeared in the November/December edition of “Each and Every Child,” an e-newsletter by the Iowa Department of Education’s Bureau of Student and Family Support Services. The e-newsletter is designed to enhance communication between parents and educators. Past issues … Continue reading

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