Harvard director presents need for 21st Century skills in America

SIOUX CITY, IOWA (Sept. 22, 2009)—Tony Wagner, a Harvard director, author and school improvement consultant, presented his case for why American schools need to prepare for emerging jobs. His presentation made last week in Des Moines was titled, "Leading, Learning & Teaching in the 21st Century," and addressed the global...
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West Lyon named 2009 Blue Ribbon School

DES MOINES, Iowa – The Iowa Department of Education today announced that five Iowa public schools and one accredited nonpublic school have been identified by the U. S. Department of Education as 2009 No Child Left Behind– Blue Ribbon Schools. The Iowa schools are: Central Springs Elementary-Manly Campus, North Central...
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Annual college fair to guide families through post-high school decisions

SIOUX CITY, IOWA (Sept. 15, 2009)—The 23rd Tri-State College Fair is scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 4, from 12:30 to 3:00 p.m. at the Marina Center in South Sioux City, Neb. The fair for high school students and their parents, or anyone considering going back to school, will feature representatives from...
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Northwest AEA adds staff to help teachers and children in 10 counties

SIOUX CITY, IOWA (Sept. 14, 2009)—Several new employees have recently joined the staff of Northwest Area Education Agency (AEA), which is one of 10 regional agencies across Iowa that provides school improvement services for students, teachers and school administrators. Several new employees were hired to work in the Special Education...
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An educators' guide to Northwest AEA now available

SIOUX CITY, IOWA (Sept. 9, 2009)—Area educators who want to learn about the services available to them from Northwest AEA are encouraged to open the attached brochure for an overview of services available. These brochures will be mailed to all schools to be used as a resource guide and reminder...
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PBS documentary to highlight importance of school principals

SIOUX CITY, IOWA (Sept. 4, 2009)—Ask a person on the street what a principal does, and they’re going to respond with what they witnessed when they were in school. "The Principal Story," a new PBS documentary, will air Sept. 15 at 9:30 p.m. as schools are into the year full...
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River of Words contest explores nature and culture

Every year, River of Words® (ROW) conducts an international environmental poetry and art competition for youth aged five to 19 in grades K-12, in affiliation with The Library of Congress Center for the Book. This free contest is designed to help youth explore the natural environment and cultural history of...
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ITEC annual conference to feature Daniel Pink

SIOUX CITY, IOWA (Sept. 4, 2009)—The Iowa Technology Education Connection (ITEC) will hold its annual meeting on Oct. 11-13 in Coralville at the Marriott Hotel & Conference Center. The keynote speaker for Monday, Oct. 12 will be Daniel Pink, author and former political speech writer. Tuesday's keynote speaker will be...
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New Teachers' Handbook outlines media and technology resources

SIOUX CITY, IOWA (Sept. 1, 2009)—Teachers who want to supplement their curriculum with technology or media resources have partners ready to assist at Northwest Area Education Agency (AEA). The 2009-10 Media & Technology Teachers' Handbook was recently placed on the Northwest AEA Web site for teachers to access. It can...
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Message from U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan

A message from the U.S. Department of Education to school principals: In a recent interview with student reporter <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rP-695ATg-c> , Damon Weaver, President Obama announced that on September 8 – the first day of school for many children across America – he will deliver a national address directly to students...
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