Siouxland summer reading conferences to be held in June

Bob Kirschbaum, a long-time principal and recipient of a past Iowa Reading Administrator-of-the-Year award, will hold two summer reading conferences in June. One will be held in Sioux City on June 9 and 10. The other on June 11 and 12 in Okoboji. Please see the flyers for more details.
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Misunderstandings, misinformation and miscommunication about the Child Find process

SIOUX CITY, IOWA (April 7, 2015)—Produced as a collaborative project among Iowa’s AEA Directors of Special Education, the ASK Resource Center and Disability Rights Iowa, this series of four brief videos clarify some of the more frequently encountered misunderstandings about the state’s Child Find, evaluation and eligibility determination procedures. Videos...
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Dr. Pam Barry honored at Women of Excellence banquet

(Dr. Pam Barry pictured with her husband, Bob, at the Women of Excellence Awards Banquet) SIOUX CITY, IOWA (March 25, 2015)—Dr. Pam Barry, executive director of educational services, was honored for her strength of character in the "Women Taking Risks" category at the Annual Women of Excellence Awards Banquet held...
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Financial Literacy Summit: May 5

Teachers, students and parents are encouraged to attend the Iowa Financial Literacy Summit on May 5 in Des Moines. The Iowa Department of Education is hosting this event as part of a broader effort to improve Iowa students’ financial literacy skills. The purpose of the summit is to raise awareness...
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NASA trip was inspiring to many students

SIOUX CITY, IOWA (March 24, 2015)—Northwest AEA, led by educational consultant Jordan Menning, sponsored a trip to Johnson Space Center last week for 95 students from northwest Iowa plus four additional Iowa students. The competition emulated the experience of working as a member of an aerospace company team, developing a...
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Record number of students participate in National History Day competition

SIOUX CITY, IOWA (March 16, 2015)—This year's National History Day competition drew a record-number 336 registered students from the northwest Iowa region. The annual event is conducted by Northwest Area Education Agency (AEA). The 2015 theme is "Leadership and Legacy in History." The competition is divided between a Junior Division...
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Seeking students for AEA presentation in Des Moines

SIOUX CITY, IOWA (March 6, 2015)—Iowa's Area Education Agencies (AEAs) are seeking students who are interested in sharing their innovative projects and learning. Every year, about 80 board members from all of Iowa's Area Education Agencies gather for a two-day conference. AEA board members want to learn more about the...
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Northwest AEA/family success: Miracles abound in Addy's young life

From Northwest AEA's "Connections" newsletter. Photo and article received from Anne Iversen, mom to Addalyn. Pictured are (left to right) siblings Deacon, Addy, Jordyn and Crayton. Just a little over five years ago, while living in Wyoming, my husband Cade and I found out that not only were we having...
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Classroom Strategies for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder

SIOUX CITY, IOWA (Feb. 27, 2015)—Northwest AEA will present "Classroom Strategies for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)" on April 15 and April 16 at Northwest AEA in Sioux City from 8:30 - 4:00. This workshop is for any educator who works with students with ASD: general education teachers, special...
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