Monthly Archives: January 2014

The importance of teaching students “soft skills” in preparation for the work place

Career preparation and work-based learning experiences play a vital role for all students in meeting their career goal.  Knowing the technical skills of a job or having the ability to learn technical or “hard skills” are what usually gets a … Continue reading

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Branstad, Reynolds highlight progress following landmark education reform package

Gov. Terry Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds today were joined by Iowa Department of Education Director Brad Buck to highlight the progress made under the landmark education reform package of 2013. “Lieutenant Governor Reynolds and I are pleased with … Continue reading

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Iowa’s AEAs praised for their technology work with schools

Iowa’s Area Education Agencies earned praise in an article in the 2013 issue of Perspectives: A Journal of Research and Opinion About Educational Service Agencies for their innovative statewide use of the the Clarity product to help schools with technology … Continue reading

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AEA 267’s Dr. Roark Horn to serve on Iowa Core Commission

Iowa Department of Education Director Brad Buck today announced a new state commission to help ensure Iowa’s academic standards for what students should know and be able to do from kindergarten through 12th grade are put into practice successfully in … Continue reading

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Response to Intervention has a new name

An effort to implement Response to Intervention in schools statewide is continuing under a new name. Leaders from the Iowa Department of Education, Area Education Agencies, and school districts recently agreed to rename this effort Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS). … Continue reading

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