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Mentoring Program

Mississippi Bend Area Education Agency received an Office of Safe and Drug Free Schools, U. S. Department of Education, Mentoring Program grant award. The mentoring grant provides funding for three years to establish academic, social, and emotional assistance for at-risk students in grades 4, 5, and 6 by volunteer adults....
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Legislative Report (Vol. XXV No. 11) March 24, 2006 Funnel Date Anti-Climactic This Year

Today marks another of the legislatively imposed funnel dates, a procedures intended to reduce the number of bills still eligible for debate. In the past a bill that did not meet the requirements of the most recent funnel date could usually be thought of as dead for the session. However...
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Poverty training program offered to area school districts

The Mississippi Bend Area Education Agency provides Poverty Training program to local schools to better help faculty understand generational poverty. The Poverty Training program covers areas of language and culture, as well as inclusion of successful strategies that will positively affect the students throughout the participating school districts. Local districts...
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Legislative Report (Vol. XXV No. 10) March 17, 2006 House Passes Education Appropriations Bill

The Iowa House approved an education spending bill on Wednesday that did not include extra money for teacher salaries and preschools as requested by the Governor Vilsack. House Democrats tried to add $30 million for salaries and $15 million for early childhood education, but both proposals were defeated along party...
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Every Student Counts Update

Every Student Counts (ESC) is in year two of a five-year Iowa Department of Education initiative to increase K-12 student achievement in mathematics by building teachers’ capacity to deliver mathematics instruction. Based on research on learning mathematics, two powerful strategies: distributed practice and problem-based instructional tasks, were selected as the...
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