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Risky Business XXVIII

Monday, October 12, 2015

Now accepting registration for the 2015 Risky Business Conference. Please register by October 1st. Registration form and schedule.

Call for Presenters for Risky Business XXVIII - If you are interested in presenting at Risky Business XXVIII please complete the attached form and return via e-mail to Lisa Hackman at lhackman@movalleycsd.org.

Opening Keynote by Dr. Debra Peppers “Shakin’ the Salt with Dr. Peppers”

Sportscaster Bob Costas: “Debra Peppers was a high school dropout who overcame setbacks to become a huge success. She went on to earn her PhD and teaches in the Masters Program at Webster University. Debra believes an education is real knowledge for real world success!”

8:30 A.M – 3:00 P.M.

The Holiday Inn Airport Conference Center
6111 Fleur Drive
Des Moines, IA 50321

Sponsored by: Iowa Association of Alternative Education


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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.