Resources for building safe learning environments

From the National Center on Safe Supportive Learning Environments: School shootings are always incomprehensible and horrific tragedies, however, words fail to describe December 14th’s heartbreaking and savage attack at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. All students and staff deserve to learn and work in safe supportive learning environments....
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Resources for parents and teachers to cope with tragedy

This handout from the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) may be used by other organizations without receiving specific permission as long as it is reprinted or posted to websites verbatim, credits NASP, and includes links to the NASP website. More in-depth information is available now and additional information on...
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Iowa's Delegates to the 2012 U.S. Senate Youth Program announced

The Iowa Department of Education wishes to congratulate two outstanding students selected to represent Iowa at the 51st U.S. Senate Youth Program in Washington, D.C. March 9-16, 2013. The program is merit-based and highly competitive. The two delegates are Syed Umar Farooq, a senior from Gilbert High School and Cormac...
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Phyllis Yager Memorial Diversity Teaching Award

From Grant Wood Area Education Agency Phyllis Yager received a Master of Arts in 1953 and a doctorate in 1983 from the University of IowaI. She is the late wife of Science Education Professor Emeritus Robert E. Yager, who also received a Master of Arts in 1953 and a doctorate...
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H-M-S entry wins state bullying prevention contest

Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn Community School District’s entry won the Governor’s Bullying Prevention Summit video contest. The video had nearly 37,000 views and will receive a $500 prize and a visit from Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds. The Lisbon School District was awarded second place with more than 28,000...
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November issue of "AEAs: Impacting Lives" newsletter

SIOUX CITY, IOWA (Nov. 16, 2012)—Read the latest Impacting Lives update at In this issue, you'll find information about the Area Education Agencies' collaboration with the Iowa Dept. of Education, exciting news in the world of online learning, learning outcome success stories and a heartwarming article about the Selby...
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