Iowa’s Area Education Agencies are regional service agencies which provide school improvement services for students, families, teachers, administrators and their communities.
The AEAs work as educational partners with public and accredited, private schools. Agency staff members, school staff and families work together to help all children reach their potential.
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As intermediate agencies, AEAs offer the kinds of services that can be most efficiently and economically provided on a regional or cooperative basis among school districts. The Iowa system is widely regarded as one of the foremost regional service systems in the country.
AEA programs and services fall into nine areas (below) that are defined by state AEA accreditation standards. Specific programs are outlined in each agency’s Comprehensive Improvement Plan.
- School-Community Planning
- Professional Development
- Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment
- Diverse Learning Needs
- Multicultural, Gender-Fair
- School Technology
Learn more at http://iowaaea.org/