Monthly Archives: November 2014

Catching reading issues early is critical to overall success in life

Knowing how to read well (“literacy”) is the key to success in our nation today. People with higher literacy skills have higher salaries and employment rates, lower public assistance rates, and lower crime rates than people with lower literacy skills. … Continue reading

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Shirley Crippen plays instrumental role in support for Teresa Shaw, woman picked out of crowd at recent Garth Brooks concert

AEA 267 staff members are committed to serving students, parents and educators to improve student learning, however many also volunteer their time and efforts to improving the lives of people in their communities. One of these dedicated staff members is … Continue reading

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Cedar Falls, Grinnell-Newburg and Waverly-Shell Rock among five Iowa schools honored for breaking barriers

Five schools from across the state were honored by the State Board of Education today for their work to raise achievement among students who traditionally face challenges in the classroom. The Breaking Barriers to Teaching and Learning Award was created … Continue reading

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Belinda Blackburn receives Leahgreta Spears Career Achievement Award

Belinda Blackburn, AEA 267 School Social Worker has been awarded the Leahgreta Spears Career Achievement Award. This award recognizes an Iowa School Social Worker who has demonstrated leadership, made significant contributions in school social work, and has had consistent levels … Continue reading

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Support for school-aged children with mental health needs

Sending your child to school is an exciting event for many families and going to school should be looked upon favorably by each child. In our schools, students learn valuable social, as well as academic skills that will prepare them … Continue reading

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