Textbooks can be scanned for 6¢ per page. The multi-page TIF files can be used with Kurzweil, WYNN and Read and Write Gold. For other OCR programs, check the documentation for usability of multi-page TIF files. [NOTE: Kurzweil 3000 users will receive the scanned materials in KESI files]. To begin...Read More about Book scanning services are now available at the AEA.
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Last week it was the Iowa House who took the week off to let the Senate decide what they were going to do with the budget. This week the Senate stayed home and the House came back to review what the Senate had accomplished. The House took action on several...Read More about Legislative Report (Vol XXIV No 17) May 9, 2005 And On and On It Goes
A Joyful Journey for Young Children is an information-filled three days that addresses topics of interest of early childhood educators (pre-kindergarten and kindergarten). On the first day, Dr. Pam Schiller (national author and consultant) focuses on the implications of the latest brain research and the practical applications of that research...Read More about Attention Early Childhood Educators: Mark your calendars for July 27, 28, and 29.
Having now passed the official adjournment date by one week the Iowa Legislature still has work to do and are still uncertain of when adjournment will take place. In what has already been a session far from the ordinary the Iowa House did not even meet this week except to...Read More about Legislative Report (Vol XXIV No 16) May 2, 2005 ...And it Still Goes On
The Mississippi Bend Area Education Agency (AEA) is assisting school districts with implementing the recently reauthorized Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, commonly referred to as IDEA 04. IDEA 04 contains substantial changes in the following areas of special education. Highly Qualified Special Education Teacher requirements Evaluations, Reevaluations, and Eligibility for...Read More about Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA 04) Reauthorized
The House today approved HF 882, the standings appropriation bill. Included in this bill, as we assumed it would be, was the continuation of the $11.8 million AEA reduction from the previous year. An amendment was filed by Rep. Ro Foege, D- Mt. Vernon and Rep. Lisa Heddens, D- Ames...Read More about Legislative Report (Vol XXIV No 15) April 25, 2005 Standings Bill Continues AEA Cuts
Nothing that occurred this past week gives any indication that the legislature is moving toward adjournment. While agreement was reached on several bills that need to be passed this year there was no discernible movement on budget issues. While the last day of the session falls one week from today...Read More about Legislative Report (Vol XXIV No 14) April 18, 2005 Adjournment Still Unsure
Starting Smart, a presentation about the practical application of brain research as it relates to curriculum and instruction for children ranging in age from three to eight, is scheduled for Friday, April 22, 2005. The presentation is funded by the Early Reading First Grant and will be held at the...Read More about Starting Smart
This week marked another of the legislatively imposed funnel deadlines used to pare down the number of bills left to be debated. Under rule all bills, with the exception of appropriations and tax bills, must have passed one house and the appropriate committee of the opposite house. The following bills...Read More about Legislative Report (Vol XXIV No 13) April 4, 2005 Another Funnel Deadline
Location: Mississippi Bend Area Education Agency Conference Center Address: 729-21st Street Bettendorf, IA 52722Date: April 14, 2005Time: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Audience: High school principals, building leaders, superintendents. Agenda for the Day: Making the Case for High School Reform or Renewal Local higher education and business leaders responding to...Read More about High School Summit - Good To Great - Iowa High Schools