Monthly Archives: January 2012

How putting laptops in student hands is changing education today

It goes without saying that technology has become part of our everyday lives. The degree to which this has happened is different for everyone, but for many of us, it has reached the point where we don’t even notice—or we … Continue reading

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Schools and Districts “In Need of Assistance”…what’s changing…what’s working

The Obama administration has recently announced a plan for states to apply for waivers around accountability issues of No Child Left Behind (NCLB). Many states, including Iowa, are taking advantage of this unique opportunity. Specifics of Iowa’s waiver are not … Continue reading

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How to learn about AEA 267 PD cancellations and office closures due to weather

Although we are experiencing a milder than normal winter, unfortunately the threat of inclement weather is always present. AEA 267 announces professional development cancellations and office closures in the following ways: Under “Latest News” on the agency’s website. Via cell phone … Continue reading

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2011 Condition of Education report available

DES MOINES, IA – The Iowa Department of Education recently released the 2011 edition of the Annual Condition of Education report. The report provides a wide range of state-level data, including shifts in student populations and demographics, teacher salaries and … Continue reading

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