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Olweus Bullying Prevention Program

All children have a right to feel safe in school. Every student should feel like there is at least one adult in school that they can turn to in a time of need. More than any other place in the community, schools should provide a safe haven for all students....
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Area Education Agencies Provide Support For Improved Student Reading

Across the state of Iowa, there are many efforts underway to help students be better readers. The eleven AEA’s, including the Mississippi Bend Area Education Agency (AEA), across Iowa are working with the Iowa Department of Education to support improved reading K-12 for all students. The major areas are: Elementary...
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Kansas University Learning Strategies

The Mississippi Bend Area Education Agency (AEA) offers training on the Kansas University Learning Strategies which are designed to help low achieving students learn "how to learn" and be able to find academic success with grade level curriculum. These strategies have been researched for over twenty years and over 55...
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Drake is offering a new online gifted and talented endorsement

Discover the Drake Difference with a Masters of Science in Education and the new Gifted and Talented Endorsement Program Description: The Effective Teaching and Learning Program (ET) is a non-thesis 32-hour Master of Science in Education Degree with a solid academic core designed to enhance teaching and learning with a...
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Partnering Audiology and Legislation: the ASHA Impact

by Janet Deppe, ASHA Director of State Special Initiatives Responding to the need for infants to receive timely early intervention services, the American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA) is leading a new five-year campaign to diagnose and provide early intervention services for those children identified with potential hearing loss through...
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Reading Recovery Continues to Help Students Reach Reading Proficiency

By Dr. Salli Forbes, Reading Recovery Trainer and Teacher Leader In 2005-2006, thirteen school districts in the Mississippi Bend Area Education Agency provided Reading Recovery intervention to 215 first grade students. All of the students (100%) made progress in reading and writing and 145 (68%) successfully reached grade level expectations....
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Updated IEATP Training Schedule

Description This training is a revision of the original training. It includes both Iowa Evaluator Approval Training and training in Data Driven Leadership combined into one training program. There are six days of formal training along with an increase in the number extended/independent study/onsite activities that participants will conduct outside...
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Iowa AEA Online brings educational resources to classrooms

New Offerings include SIRS Researcher, World Book Libraries and World Book Kids The Mississippi Bend Area Education Agency along with Iowa’s Area Education Agencies (AEAs) are providing eight dynamic, up-to-the-minute online reference resources to all Iowa accredited schools for the 2006-2007 school year. Through Iowa AEA Online, Iowa K-12 students...
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Adelman & Taylor Workshop

Iowa schools recognize the essential nature and challenge of providing effective learning supports to enable the learning and development of all students by preventing and reducing barriers to student success. Drs. Adelman and Taylor, co-directors of the UCLA Center for School Mental Health Project, are presenting a workshop entitled, Learning...
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