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AEA Standard for Service – Iowa Code §281—72.4(5)

Mississippi Bend Area Education Agency‘s (Agency) mission is to improve teaching and learning for all students through active partnerships and assertive leadership in a climate of mutual respect.  In partnership with the schools and school districts served by the Agency, the Agency established three student learning goals (reading, mathematics, and science), in 2000, to address the needs of schools and school districts.  These goals reflect a pledge to co-own the regional teaching and learning outcomes and the need to close the substantial achievement gaps among the low socioeconomic, minority, and special education subgroups. 

The Agency’s programs include the following services aligned to the Agency’s goals and area education agency multicultural and gender fair standard for service:

  • Assist early childhood programs, schools, and school districts (includes school leaders) with multicultural gender fair approaches pursuant to Iowa Code §256.11.
  • Assist early childhood programs, schools, and school district (includes school leaders) with actions to ensure all students are free from discriminatory acts and practices and assist in the establishment of policies and actions that ensure all students are free from harassment.
  • Support the development of instructional programs within early childhood programs, schools, and school districts (includes school leaders) related to responsibilities, rights, and the respect for diversity which are necessary for successful citizenship in a diverse community and a global economy.
  • Incorporate, within professional development activities, the knowledge and skills necessary to prepare and assist all employees to work effectively with diverse learners.  Assist school leaders with incorporating, within professional development activities, the knowledge and skills necessary to prepare and assist all employees to work effectively with diverse learners. 
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