Annual Loess Hills Prairie Seminar registrations being accepted

SIOUX CITY, IOWA (April 13, 2009)—The 33rd Annual Loess Hills Prairie Seminar, titled “Prairie Progress,” will be held at the Loess Hills Wildlife Management Area near Onawa and at West Monona High School in Onawa on May 29-31, 2009. The seminar is for educators, students of all ages, families and...
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Coaching authorization classes begin this month

Those wishing to acquire a coaching authorization can take a four-course sequence of classes, which certifies participants as head or assistant coaches in any sport. No prior college coursework is required. The four courses needed for this program are: 1) Theory and Ethics of Coaching Interscholastic Athletics; 2) Human Growth...
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Iowa posts one of the highest graduation rates in the nation

From the Iowa Department of Education: DES MOINES, Iowa – The Iowa Department of Education today released the Class of 2008 graduation rates. Statewide the graduation rate for 2008 is 88.7 percent. Iowa continues to have one of the highest graduate rates in the nation. The dropout rate is less...
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Northern schools in Northwest AEA place in sixth grade math contest

SIOUX CITY, IOWA (March 26, 2009)—Zach Lukkes from Sheldon Community Team 1 placed first individually, and Sheldon Community Team 1 won the team championship in this year’s sixth grade math contest sponsored by Northwest Area Education Agency (AEA) held in Boyden. Twenty-five teams and over 100 students participated in the...
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Website offers parents a look at the Iowa Core Curriculum

From the Iowa Department of Education: DES MOINES, Iowa – The Iowa Department of Education today announces the launch of a new Iowa Core Curriculum website at www.corecurriculum.iowa.gov <http://www.corecurriculum.iowa.gov> . The purpose of the official Iowa Core Curriculum site is to help Iowa parents and all citizens learn more about...
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Project READ classes set for 2009-10

SIOUX CITY, IOWA (March 20, 2009)—Project READ is an opportunity for school teams to engage in professional development in an area of literacy. Each session is modeled after the Iowa Professional Development Model, and focuses on insturctional practices and alignment of instruction, curriculum, assessment and resources to improve reading and...
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National History Day winners move onto state competition

SIOUX CITY, IOWA (March 19, 2009)— This year’s National History Day invited students to research topics related to the theme, “The Individual in History.” Students were asked to move beyond biographies and specific people and events to demonstrate how a person’s actions impacted history. According to National History Day, Inc.,...
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