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Supporting learning Alternatives in Iowa since 1979

How do alternatives in education connect to the Iowa Core?


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The Iowa Association of Alternative Education
Annual State Conference

April 5 and 6, 2018
Airport Holiday Inn
Des Moines, Iowa 50321


Alternative School/Program Networking Meetings
Friday, November 17, 2017 and Friday, February 16, 2018
DMACC Southridge
1111 E Army Post Rd
Des Moines, IA  50315
Contact Greg McCullough at gmmccullough@dmacc.edu for more information.


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The IAAE continues to try to serve all kinds of alternative education programs. The expansive nature of the alternative education movement, with its growing number of students and educational programs, present significant challenges to the IAAE today. Recent legislation ensures a larger role for alternative education in Iowa’s future. One generalization upon which every member in the association can agree is the single sentence in Article II of the IAAE constitution: “Public alternative education serves to ensure that every young person may find a path to the educational goals of the community.” This hope of the founders still defines the mission of the IAAE today.