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Model Core Curriculum: What Does It Mean?

The Model Core Curriculum was initiated in 2006 by the Iowa legislature, under the direction of the state Department of Education and their Board of Education, as a part of Iowa’s high school redesign initiative. While the concepts in the model core curriculum resemble the standards proposed by national curriculum...
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Great Student Programs & Events are Easy to Find!

Various activities and events are of great importance to ensure that children are well rounded and exposed to the greater world. With funding cuts going on in schools around the country it has never been more important to have outside education agencies focus on the improvement of children’s minds. While...
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Coats for Kids: Ready for Action

The Mississippi Bend Area Education Agency is a proud partner of the David E. Lane Memorial Coats for Kids program. Last year, more than 1200 coats were distributed to children attending many of the school districts the Mississippi Bend AEA serves. The Coats for Kids program distributes warm winter coats...
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Coexistence -- Teen Leadership

The Coexistence Student Leadership workshop was funded by the Riverboat Development Authority. The funds provided students with a manual, books from Teaching Tolerance on things they could do back in their schools, and seed money to fund their action plans. The funds also provided their adult sponsors with a teacher...
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Ron Rohac to Provide Training

Ron Rohac to provide training at the Mississippi Bend Area Education Agency. Ron Rohac will provide educators with practical ways to engage students, design lessons and the classroom to meet the varying needs of students, from gifted to students who struggle. Ron was brought in by the State of Iowa...
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Walden University Master's Degree

Earn a Master's Degree from the Convenience of Your Home Come to a Walden University Information Session on December 13th from 5:00 - 6:00 at the Bettendorf Mississippi Bend Area Education Agency to find out how you can earn a master's degree in education from the convenience of your own...
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Superintendent of the Year -- Glenn Pelecky

Glenn Pelecky, chief administrator of Mississippi Bend Area Education Agency in Bettendorf, has been named the 2007-08 Iowa Superintendent of the Year. School Administrators of Iowa sponsors this annual award, which is in its 21st year. SAI Executive Director Dan Smith expressed, "Glenn Pelecky exemplifies educational leadership. As chief administrator,...
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Accelerating Student Achievement Pilot (ASAP)

Accelerating Student Achievement Pilot (ASAP) is the initial phase of the Mississippi Bend Area Education Agency's (AEA) effort to restructure its services to meet the teaching and learning needs of area schools and school districts. Recent trend data indicated that student achievement has been improving; however, the rate of improvement...
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