The Role of AEAs in the Education Equity Mandates
Education Equity Issues Related to the Mandates of Chapter 72 of the Iowa Code Requires:
72.4(4) AEAs shall address the diverse learning needs of all children and youth, including but not limited to services which address gifted and talented students, and meet the unique needs of students with disabilities who require special education. Services provide support to schools and school districts and include special education compliance with Iowa administrative rules for special education.
72.4(5) AEAs shall provide services that support multicultural, gender-fair approaches to the educational program pursuant to Iowa Code section 256.11. These services assist schools and school districts to take actions that ensure all students are free from discriminatory acts and practices; to estab- lish policies and take actions that ensure all students are free from harassment; to incorporate into the educational program instructional strategies and student activities related to responsibilities, rights, and the respect for diversity which are necessary for successful citizenship in a diverse community and a global economy; and to incorporate on an ongoing basis activities within professional development that prepare and assist all employees to work effectively with diverse learners.
72.4(6) AEAs shall deliver media services. These services align with school and school district needs, support effective instruction, and provide consultation, research and information services, in- structional resources, and materials preparation and dissemination to assist schools and school districts to meet the learning needs of all students and support local district media services. These services sup- port the implementation of content standards in, but not limited to, reading, mathematics, and science. These services also support and integrate emerging technology.
72.4(7) AEAs shall supplement and support effective instruction for all students through school technology services. These services provide technology planning, technical assistance, and professional development, and support the incorporation of instructional technologies to improve student achievement. These services support the implementation of content standards in, but not limited to, reading, mathematics, and science. These services support and integrate emerging technology.
AEA Media and Professional Development Services
Consultation on Education Equity Compliance
AEA Technical and Staff Development Materials Support
Suggested AEA Resources
Mississippi Bend AEA Media Center Videos, DVDs, and Books (PDF)
English Language Learners Videos, DVDs, Books and Websites (PDF)
Technology and Diversity (PDF)
English Language Learners (ELL)