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How to talk to your child about loss and grief

Death can be a difficult subject for parents and caretakers to discuss with children. Children feel and show their grief in different ways. How children cope with death can depend on things like their age and developmental level, their relationship … Continue reading

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Help for students with dyslexia

What is dyslexia? This is a question that is often asked by parents who are trying to understand why their child is not learning to read with ease. Many people think dyslexia is seeing words and letters backwards. Contrary to … Continue reading

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Could your child be suffering from a mental illness? Help is available

Issues around mental health seem to be making news headlines on a routine basis. Stories vary from acts of violence to lack of services for individuals suffering from mental health conditions. Whatever the storyline, the reality is that mental health … Continue reading

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Iowa’s Area Education Agencies play daily, “behind-the-scenes” role in your child’s education

Those of us who have been employed by Iowa’s Area Education Agency (AEAs) system are used to the puzzled looks we get from neighbors and friends when we say that we work for the Area Education Agency–or “AEA”– system. Despite … Continue reading

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Helen Hanson Elementary School honored for breaking education barriers

Helen Hanson Elementary School in Cedar Falls was one of five Iowa schools honored by the State Board of Education for their work to raise achievement among groups of students who traditionally face challenges in the classroom. The Breaking Barriers to … Continue reading

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