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Closing the achievement gap for students with disabilities

Historically across the state of Iowa, students with disabilities have not been making acceptable achievement gains. In fact, in a span of 12 years, Iowa went from 5th to 25th in national student reading performance. The gap in ...

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CRAEA staff member helps advocate for newborn screening awareness

Central Rivers AEA staff member, Kelsey Baker, along with her family, were invited by Gov. Reynolds to be present during the official signing of a proclamation to make September Newborn Screening Awareness month in Iowa.  Newborn screening is the test that ...

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Central Rivers AEA plays active role in state’s mental health plan

Following an announcement by Gov. Kim Reynolds that Iowa will invest $2.1 million to address the mental health needs of the state’s school-aged children, Iowa’s nine Area Education Agencies (AEAs) have shifted into high gear to provide support. ...

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