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Current News - 2005 Archive - Page 4

Every Student Counts

Every Student Counts (ESC) is a five-year Iowa Department of Education initiative to increase K-12 student achievement in mathematics by building teachers capacity to deliver mathematics instruction. After reviewing research on learning mathematics, three powerful strategies – teaching for understanding, distributed practice and problem-based instruction – were selected as the...
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Regional Invention Convention Winners

One hundred seventy-one student inventors from kindergarten through eighth grade shared their inventions at the regional INVENT, IOWA! Invention Convention on Saturday, February 26, 2005, at the Family Museum of Arts and Science in Bettendorf, Iowa. Sponsored by the Mississippi Bend Area Education Agency, the regional INVENT, IOWA! Invention Convention...
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Legislative Report (Vol XXIV No.8) February 28, 2005 House Education Appropriations

House republicans unveiled their education appropriations bill for the 2005-05 fiscal year. Their budget figures are based on no increases in the cigarette tax, as proposed by the Governor. Since the Governor’s education initiatives were dependent upon additional funding generated by this tax the republican proposal creates an approximate $125...
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The Mississippi Bend Area Education Agency's Learning Center

The Learning Center at the Mississippi Bend Area Education Agency is a full-service conference center equipped with four large rooms designed to seat up to 70 people. The conference rooms have breakaway walls allowing for a combination of rooms for seating up to 400 people. The rooms may also be...
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Legislative Report (Vol XXIV No.6) February 14, 2005 Siegrist Presentation

As written in last weeks report Director of AEA Services Brent Siegrist made a presentation to the education subcommittee of the Governors’ governance study group. The purpose of the presentation was to review the Iowa Educational Consortium, review areas where the AEAs are currently providing administrative services to schools and...
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On-line Master's Degree courses for K-12 teachers: Summer registration deadline is March 01, 2005

The Mississippi Bend Area Education Agency and Walden University in collaboration with Canter-produced programs bring K - 12 teachers distance learning Master's Degree Programs that are practical, convenient, relevant, collaborative, and affordable. These On-line Master's Degree programs are designed to give teachers skills and knowledge that can be immediately applied...
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