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Perkins Grant Consortia

Recently, Congress reauthorized the Perkins Act. Perkins funding supports the development and implementation of effective career and technical education programs. Mississippi Bend Area Education Agency (AEA) is working with local high schools and the Eastern Iowa Community College District to develop five-year Perkins grant applications. Mississippi Bend AEA currently facilitates...
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School psychologists provide mental health services to improve the lives and learning of children

Nov. 10-14 is School Psychology Awareness Week Bettendorf, Iowa (Nov. 1, 2008)—Good mental health is important for everyone. According to the National Association of School Psychologists, mental health is as important as physical health to our quality of life. Mental health is not simply the absence of mental illness, but...
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NCLB: Is it Working?

The Center on Educational Policy has released reports on every state in the United States questioning if student achievement really has improved since 2002 when No Child Left Behind was implemented. According to their reports from 2004 - 2007 Iowa students in elementary and middle school have made "moderate to...
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Principals' Leadership Academy Offers Unique Opportunities to Area Principals

Principals face unique issues and demands. The Mississippi Bend Area Education Agency Principals' Leadership Academy helps members build professional knowledge, skills and expertise through professional development by nationally known experts and networking with colleagues. Three content sessions provide a solid base for leadership. Data-driven decision making guides participants in assessing...
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