Monthly Archives: November 2011

Reference document explores AEA funding structure

For as long as Iowa’s AEAs have been in existence, discussions have taken place about how best to fund the system. This reference document, authored by Dr. Roark Horn, chief administrator of AEA 267, and Dr. Bob Stephens, professor and … Continue reading

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Hampton-Dumont CSD among schools honored for ‘Breaking Barriers’

Hampton-Dumont Community School District was among ten school districts from across the state recently honored by the State Board of Education for significant progress in closing gaps in student achievement. The Breaking Barriers to Learning and Teaching Award was created … Continue reading

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AEA 267 school psychologists help students make positive connections

The National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) has designated November 14–18, 2011, as National School Psychology Awareness Week. This year’s theme, “Every link matters. Make the connection” helps our students and schools focus on creating positive connections within the school … Continue reading

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New video highlights success of partnership between AEAs and educators, students and families

American Education Week is a great opportunity to remember and celebrate the partnership between Iowa’s Area Education Agencies (AEAs) and educators, students and families.  A new video captures those partnerships and tells the story of how AEA services made a … Continue reading

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Making classrooms experiences more meaningful for students

For many students, the connection between work done in the classroom and “real life” can be difficult to see. In traditional classrooms, tasks that students complete can rely too much on the memorization and retrieval of information and/or applying knowledge … Continue reading

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