• AEAs are critical to the success of Iowa’s education system

    In 1974, Iowa legislators, under the leadership of Chuck Grassley, championed a groundbreaking initiative: the creation of the Area Education… Read More

  • The Value of Iowa AEAs: A Passionate Plea for Continued Support

    By Joel Pedersen, Chief Administrator, Central Rivers Area Education Agency As the Chief Administrator of Central Rivers Area Education Agency,… Read More

  • Empowering futures: Central Rivers AEA and local partnerships enhance school-based work experience for students with special needs

    Central Rivers AEA Work Experience Coordinators create an opportunity for students to develop skills necessary for the post-secondary setting. This… Read More

  • Central Rivers AEA helps schools and communities develop a common vision for graduates

    Imagine your child, your graduate, walking across the stage in May. What hopes and aspirations do you have for them… Read More

  • Trauma and childhood mental health: There is help and hope

    Supporting children who are struggling with complex trauma and mental health concerns can leave families and educators feeling overwhelmed and… Read More

  • Iowa’s Area Education Agencies and local schools partner to make Iowa 8th in the nation for computer science education 

    A new national report shows that Iowa is one of the top 10 states for computer science education. Central Rivers… Read More

  • Iowa Area Education Agencies offer valuable services to public and non-public schools in Iowa

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  • Childhood hearing screenings – Why are they important and how can AEA audiologists help?

    Early identification of hearing loss is essential to minimizing its negative effects on a child’s language, communication, and social skill… Read More

  • Good versus bad math beliefs: Let’s remove the labels for kids

    Take a moment to reflect and answer this question: Do you like math? Overwhelmingly, both students and adults alike typically… Read More

  • Central Rivers AEA named Top Iowa Workplace for second year in a row

    We are pleased to share that the Des Moines Register announced Central Rivers AEA has received recognition as one of… Read More