Monthly Archives: February 2015

Iowa Reading Research Center and Iowa’s AEAs provide new online literacy resources for families

The Iowa Reading Research Center (IRRC), in partnership with Iowa’s Area Education Agencies (AEAs), is working with elementary teacher librarians, media specialists, and principals statewide to help connect families to high quality literacy resources available online at the IRRC website. … Continue reading

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Regional academy for students with hearing or vision losses to open

The Northeast Regional Academy for Deaf and Blind Children is set to open this fall in Charles City. The first of five regional academies, this pilot program will provide more direct instruction time for students with hearing or vision loss … Continue reading

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AEA 267 to host Zoom meetings for Early Literacy Implementation

AEA 267 will host a series of Zoom meetings for educators to aid in the understanding of Iowa Code 279.68 or Early Literacy Implementation (ELI) Legislation. As educators are providing interventions to students after the winter assessment, these sessions are … Continue reading

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State Board of Education endorses assessment proposal

Members of the State Board of Education today endorsed a state task force’s recommendation to adopt the Smarter Balanced assessments as Iowa’s new state test. The endorsement was part of a board resolution that was adopted in a unanimous vote … Continue reading

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Iowans needed to help prevent child hunger in the summer

In an effort to head off hunger, the Iowa Department of Education is seeking sponsors for a federally funded program that provides nutritious meals and snacks to children in low-income areas during the summer months. About 90 percent of the … Continue reading

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