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Early Bird Registration Extended to June 1st

We're excited to welcome you to FOCUS 2022, our summer learning conference! Amazing keynote speakers: Joe Beckman, Curt Slater, and Jenn Alexander. Breakout sessions include: Tough Conversations from a Trauma Focused Lens, Creating Safe Climates & Cultures Out of Chaos, Partnering with Families to Support Student Learning, How to Use Your Title I Compact to Improve Student Learning, & Understanding Conflict.

News

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  • Accelerating Learning to Fill the Gaps: a summer workshop with Suzy Pepper Rollins

  • Paraeducators & Substitutes: this renewal course is for you!

  • Last training session for ELPA21 is May 23 & 24

How we help educators, students & families

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    Keep students on track

    Focused on educational equity for all Iowa children with emphasis on those with diverse learning needs

  • 2

    Our supportive staff

    Committed to being caring partners that deliver accountable services

  • 3

    Enhance the classroom

    Professional tools and learning experiences to support the implementation of evidence-based curriculum, instruction, and assessment

  • 4

    Bursting with bright ideas

    From printing instructional materials for the classroom to designing and producing sophisticated visuals to help brand your school district

  • 5

    Partner with community organizations

    Work alongside health care and non-profit groups so that children who are experiencing delays can be evaluated by therapists and other specialists

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What's included with your #plaea FOCUS Conference registration? You'll receive a copy of Joe Beckman's book, "Just Look Up: Five Life-Saving Phrases Every Human Needs to Hear" plus complimentary digital access to the documentary, "Tell My Story."

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It's that time of year when we pause to recognize and celebrate our #plaea staff who are retiring to new adventures. Karen Waid as been a Special Education Consultant with us for 9 years. Congratulations, thank you, and enjoy what's next, Karen! ... See MoreSee Less

Its that time of year when we pause to recognize and celebrate our #plaea staff who are retiring to new adventures. Karen Waid as been a Special Education Consultant with us for 9 years. Congratulations, thank you, and enjoy whats next, Karen!

It's that time of year when we pause to recognize and celebrate our #plaea staff who are retiring to new adventures. LuAnn Slayton has been a Special Education Consultant with us for 9 years. Congratulations, thank you, and enjoy what's next, LuAnn! ... See MoreSee Less

Its that time of year when we pause to recognize and celebrate our #plaea staff who are retiring to new adventures. LuAnn Slayton has been a Special Education Consultant with us for 9 years. Congratulations, thank you, and enjoy whats next, LuAnn!

It's that time of year when we pause to recognize and celebrate our #plaea staff who are retiring to new adventures. Annette Louk has been a School Improvement Facilitator with us for 18 years. Congratulations, thank you, and enjoy what's next, Annette! ... See MoreSee Less

Its that time of year when we pause to recognize and celebrate our #plaea staff who are retiring to new adventures. Annette Louk has been a School Improvement Facilitator with us for 18 years. Congratulations, thank you, and enjoy whats next, Annette!

What we’re proud of

235 team members

Committed to being caring partners who deliver accountable services

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Public school districts & accredited, nonpublic schools

31,687

Total enrollment in our K-12 schools

4,393

Number of students with an Individualized Education Program (IEP) both weighted and non-weighted. We are also serving over 170 families to assist children from birth to age 3.

“She’s more than just a speech therapist.
She has given our child a voice.”