AEA consultant Jeffers selected for ISEA leadership award

SIOUX CITY, IOWA (April 20, 2015)—Celebrate with AEA employee Marlin Jeffers, educational consultant, on April 22 from 4-6 p.m. at the Pierce Street Mansion in Sioux City. He was the recipient of the ISEA Charles F. Martin Award. The prestigious Charles F. Martin Award has been presented annually since 1972...
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Lau Plan and I-ELDA Data trainings in May and August

**April 21, 2015, UPDATE** We have decided to postpone our I-ELDA Data Dig and Lau Plan Trainings scheduled for May 7th and May 12th. We will keep our August 27th date as a tentative date. Changes to the Lau Plan criteria, for the 2015-2016 school year, are still coming from...
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Gehlen makes headlines with PBIS efforts

With the help of Northwest AEA, Gehlen Catholic Elementary was honored for its PBIS efforts by the Iowa Department of Education. Please see their story in the Le Mars Daily Sentinel from April 14, 2015.
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Autism spectrum disorder conference offered in June

SIOUX CITY, IOWA (April 9, 2015)—On June 4 and 5 at Stoney Creek Inn in Sioux City, a conference will be held for parents, teachers, administrators, support staff and other professionals who aid children with autism spectrum disorder. The conference is called, "Fitting the Puzzle Together Piece by Piece." Scott...
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Northwest AEA announces winners of the sixth-grade math contest

SIOUX CITY, IOWA (April 9, 2015)— Matthew Lohr, North Middle Team A, and Savanna Busch, Sheldon Middle Team A, placed first individually at the south and north Northwest Area Education Agency (AEA) Sixth-Grade Math Bee competitions, respectively. North Middle Team A and Sheldon Team A were also the top-finishing teams...
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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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