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Accelerating Student Achievement Pilot (ASAP) Update - February 10, 2009

Accelerating Student Achievement Pilot (ASAP) is a Mississippi Bend Area Education Agency (AEA) service delivery restructuring effort to improve teaching and learning. ASAP is a partnership strategy aligning Mississippi Bend AEA resources to the school’s efforts to improve teaching and learning. ASAP, conceptually, is aligned Mississippi Bend AEA services delivered...
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Paraeducators

As the educational system changes and classroom sizes grow, the need for paraeducators is increasingly more important. A paraeducator is an employee who works under the supervision of teachers or other licensed personnel. The Mississippi Bend Area Education Agency (AEA) utilizes paraeducators in both the Area Nine Shelter School and...
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Early Childhood: Achieving Quality Through Professional Development & Accreditation

The Statewide Voluntary Preschool Program was established May 10, 2007, when Governor Chet Culver signed House File 877. The purpose of the legislation is to provide an opportunity for all four year old children in the State of Iowa to have access to a quality preschool program, resulting in children...
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Non- Violent Crisis Intervention

Non-violent Crisis Intervention Renewal certification must be updated every year for school building employees. It’s difficult to predict exactly how people might respond if someone in their care became disruptive or assualtive. Yet, human service providers face challenging behavior and potentially dangerous situations every day. How someone responds greatly determines...
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The Iowa School Microsoft Settlement application process will begin in April 2009

The Iowa School Microsoft Settlement application process will begin in April 2009. The Iowa School Microsoft Settlement program is the result of the 2007 settlement of a class-action lawsuit brought by Iowa consumers and businesses concerning certain Microsoft software. According to the settlement, Iowa schools would receive a portion of...
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Assessment is NOT a Dirty Word

The word assessment has been getting a lot of attention in the education arena, particularly since the onset of the NCLB legislation. Results of high stakes tests have labeled and mislabeled students, schools, and even districts as high or low achieving based upon the results of such tests. Educators, parents,...
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Perkins Grant Consortia

Recently, Congress reauthorized the Perkins Act. Perkins funding supports the development and implementation of effective career and technical education programs. Mississippi Bend Area Education Agency (AEA) is working with local high schools and the Eastern Iowa Community College District to develop five-year Perkins grant applications. Mississippi Bend AEA currently facilitates...
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School psychologists provide mental health services to improve the lives and learning of children

Nov. 10-14 is School Psychology Awareness Week Bettendorf, Iowa (Nov. 1, 2008)—Good mental health is important for everyone. According to the National Association of School Psychologists, mental health is as important as physical health to our quality of life. Mental health is not simply the absence of mental illness, but...
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