The Center on Educational Policy has released reports on every state in the United States questioning if student achievement really has improved since 2002 when No Child Left Behind was implemented. According to their reports from 2004 - 2007 Iowa students in elementary and middle school have made "moderate to...Read More about NCLB: Is it Working?
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Principals face unique issues and demands. The Mississippi Bend Area Education Agency Principals' Leadership Academy helps members build professional knowledge, skills and expertise through professional development by nationally known experts and networking with colleagues. Three content sessions provide a solid base for leadership. Data-driven decision making guides participants in assessing...Read More about Principals' Leadership Academy Offers Unique Opportunities to Area Principals
The Model Core Curriculum was initiated in 2006 by the Iowa legislature, under the direction of the state Department of Education and their Board of Education, as a part of Iowa’s high school redesign initiative. While the concepts in the model core curriculum resemble the standards proposed by national curriculum...Read More about Model Core Curriculum: What Does It Mean?
Various activities and events are of great importance to ensure that children are well rounded and exposed to the greater world. With funding cuts going on in schools around the country it has never been more important to have outside education agencies focus on the improvement of children’s minds. While...Read More about Great Student Programs & Events are Easy to Find!
The Mississippi Bend Area Education Agency is a proud partner of the David E. Lane Memorial Coats for Kids program. Last year, more than 1200 coats were distributed to children attending many of the school districts the Mississippi Bend AEA serves. The Coats for Kids program distributes warm winter coats...Read More about Coats for Kids: Ready for Action
The Coexistence Student Leadership workshop was funded by the Riverboat Development Authority. The funds provided students with a manual, books from Teaching Tolerance on things they could do back in their schools, and seed money to fund their action plans. The funds also provided their adult sponsors with a teacher...Read More about Coexistence -- Teen Leadership
Ron Rohac to provide training at the Mississippi Bend Area Education Agency. Ron Rohac will provide educators with practical ways to engage students, design lessons and the classroom to meet the varying needs of students, from gifted to students who struggle. Ron was brought in by the State of Iowa...Read More about Ron Rohac to Provide Training
Earn a Master's Degree from the Convenience of Your Home Come to a Walden University Information Session on December 13th from 5:00 - 6:00 at the Bettendorf Mississippi Bend Area Education Agency to find out how you can earn a master's degree in education from the convenience of your own...Read More about Walden University Master's Degree
Glenn Pelecky, chief administrator of Mississippi Bend Area Education Agency in Bettendorf, has been named the 2007-08 Iowa Superintendent of the Year. School Administrators of Iowa sponsors this annual award, which is in its 21st year. SAI Executive Director Dan Smith expressed, "Glenn Pelecky exemplifies educational leadership. As chief administrator,...Read More about Superintendent of the Year -- Glenn Pelecky
Accelerating Student Achievement Pilot (ASAP) is the initial phase of the Mississippi Bend Area Education Agency's (AEA) effort to restructure its services to meet the teaching and learning needs of area schools and school districts. Recent trend data indicated that student achievement has been improving; however, the rate of improvement...Read More about Accelerating Student Achievement Pilot (ASAP)