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New Initiative Targets Reform in Local High Schools

The Mississippi Bend Area Education Agency is hosting a workshop on January 5 and 6, 2006 entitled Using Small Learning Communities to More Deeply Implement the HSTW (High Schools That Work) Design. HSTW is a national reform initiative that addresses and resolves current issues including high dropout rates, failure to...
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Steps to Improvement: Reading; it's in the Data - Secondary Reading Initiative

Goals: To provide professional development in research based reading strategies To utilize the Iowa Professional Development Model to improve student achievement in reading To build a learning community around literacy Schools currently participating are being trained in the following researched based reading strategies: Read Alouds Question-Answer Relationship (QAR) Visual Representations...
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A Thousand Roads, The 2006 Transition-PEC Conference, February 26-28, 2006

Ames, IA – Iowa State Center, Scheman Building This year the Parent-Educator Connection Conference joins with the Transition/Work Experience Conference to offer an event for parents of children with disabilities and the individuals who work with them. Join us as we learn and work together for the improved outcomes of...
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Investing in Iowa's Future

“Student achievement outcomes, of course, are influenced by factors within the school system and by the well-being of the families and the neighborhoods in which they operate. Thus, student performance must be viewed within the context of the current status of indicators of school and community well being, such as...
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Transition Workshop

From School Supports to Self Supports in the Community for Persons with Autism Spectrum Disorder The Clinton/Jackson Transition Advisory Board (TAB) is sponsoring a workshop addressing the unique needs that persons with autism spectrum disorder have when transitioning from high school to adult life. This workshop is intended for everyone...
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Seventh Annual Teacher Job Fair

Tuesday, March 7, 2006, 2:00-5:30 PM All prospective and current teachers, counselors and administrators are invited to attend the Teachers Job Fair. This event will be an opportunity to talk to school districts representatives from Illinois and Iowa at no charge. Please bring copies of your resume! Licensure information for...
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Mississippi Bend AEA First Annual Health Fair

The First Annual Mississippi Bend AEA Health Fair is this Friday, November 4th. There will be vendors and free chair massages from 2:00 until 7:00 p.m., breakout sessions begin at 3:00 and fun things for the family beginning at 4:00 p.m. Download the Health Fair Banner for more information (jpg)
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Mississippi Bend Area Education Agency's Learning Supports Proposal

The Mississippi Bend Area Education Agency has been selected by the Iowa Department of Education to host a presentation by Drs. Adelman & Taylor (Center for Mental Health in the Schools – UCLA). The intended audience is LEA administrators, curriculum coordinators, and selected Mississippi Bend AEA staff. The MBAEA Learning...
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Mississippi Bend AEA Health Screenings

Mississippi Bend Area Education Agency along with Molloy Wellness is offering health screenings for all employees and their spouses again this year. The basic health screening is provided at no cost to employees, and any optional tests and/or screenings for spouses will require payment at the time of service. Receipts...
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Mississippi Bend Area Education Agency Receives Full Accreditation

September 13, 2005 – Judy Jeffrey, Director of the Iowa Department of Education announced that the Mississippi Bend Area Education Agency (AEA) has been fully accredited. Accreditation status was determined by an evaluation of eight standards against the Criteria for Standards pursuant to 281– IAC Chapter 72. This is the...
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