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How we help educators, students & families
We provide services to local school districts that they could not afford independently. By working together, we make every dollar stretch further.
Prior to the establishment of Iowa's Area Education Agency (AEA) system in 1974, the Iowa legislature was plagued with complaints about inequitable services from district to district across Iowa. One of our number one objectives is to ensure that all students and teachers, regardless of location, have access to what they need to succeed.
Excellence is not a buzzword at Central Rivers AEA, it's part of our DNA as an organization. We recruit and retain highly qualified team members with a passion for service.
Leadership & Service
We both respond to district requests and create opportunities never thought of before. Our dedication extends to every last student we serve.
What we are proud of
We are a Des Moines Register Top Workplace.
of local educators say Central Rivers AEA special education services are "meeting or exceeding" expectations.
of local educators say that Central Rivers AEA Future Ready supports are "meeting or exceeding" expectations.
of local educators say that Central Rivers AEA Media and Creative Services are "meeting or exceeding" expectations.
"The AEA staff members who work with my district have been extremely helpful across the board...answering questions specific to content areas, helping with technology implementation, analyzing and using student data, and implementing Social and Emotional Learning structures."