ASAP has been developed to more fully focus Agency resources on improved student achievement. The Pilot is moving steadily ahead. Hopefully you were able to attend one of the informational meetings. If you were unable to attend, but would like more information, go to the Employee Section of our website...Read More about Accelerating Student Achievement Pilot - Update
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Teacher Quality Stalls The House Education Committee was forced to postpone discussion of the Teacher Quality Legislation this past week in an effort to resolve disagreement on several issues. Issues being discussed include the process for determining professional development needs of the teachers and the district and whether career ladders...Read More about Legislative Report (Vol. XXVI No. 11) March 23, 2007
Research describes the enormous differences in the language and literacy experiences of preschoolers, and the eventual influence of these differences on reading achievement. This information makes it even more imperative that all children have access to quality pre-kindergarten programs that provide daily opportunities for language and literacy experiences that have...Read More about Key Components of a Quality Pre-Kindergarten Program
Bill Status With the passing of the first funnel date this past week many bills became ineligible for debate in their present form. At the end of the narrative portion of this report you will find a status report of bills still alive for debate. Following that section are bills...Read More about Legislative Report (Vol. XXVI No. 10) March 16, 2007
Teacher Quality The Iowa Senate this week passed the teacher quality legislation. The bill SF 277, as passed by the Senate increases the funding for the Student Achievement and Teacher Quality Program by $70.0 million in 2007-08 and $75.0 million in 2008-09. The net effect of the additional appropriation is...Read More about Legislative Report (Vol. XXVI No. 9) March 8, 2007
Question and answers for Mississippi Bend Area Education Agency employees. Have additional questions? Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org Question: How is the current position as a building "generalist" different from the new position of "Service Facilitator?" Why the proposed increase in salary for the "Service Facilitator?" Answer:The Service Facilitator will be responsible for...Read More about Just The Facts
The state of Iowa has appropriated money to help fund mentoring, FREE OF CHARGE for any teacher in the state of Iowa who wishes to seek National Board Certification. The AEA 9 has been training two teachers as mentors for the program. Chris Like and Greg Bouljon of Bettendorf are...Read More about Attention National Board Certification hopefuls!!
The Instructional Decision Making (IDM) process focuses on instruction by using data regarding students’ responses to past instruction to guide future educational decisions. This process is based on the proactive concept of early assistance and matches the amount of resources to the nature of the students’ needs. The Iowa Department...Read More about Instructional Decision Making (IDM) information and video
Due to the fact that it has been a slow week thus far, also that the legislature is anticipating adjourning earlier than usual because of the threat of bad weather and because my computer needs some work, I am sending out the update this week early to bring you up...Read More about Legislative Report (Vol. XXVI No. 8) February 28, 2007
My Mentor @ School is developed by Mississippi Bend Area Education Agency in collaboration with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Clinton, Muscatine and the Quad Cities with funding from the United States Department of Education, Office of Safe and Drug Free Schools. The purpose of My Mentor @ School is...Read More about Little Moments - Big Magic!