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Prairie Lakes AEA

Area Education Agencies work as educational partners with public and accredited, nonpublic schools to help students, school staff, parents and communities. AEAs provide special education support services, media and technology services, a variety of instructional services, professional development and leadership to promote school improvement.

Iowa's AEAs are widely regarded as one of the foremost regional service systems in the country, offering programs that can be provided most equitably, efficiently and economically on a regional or cooperative basis among school districts. Programs and services fall under nine state standards on which AEAs are accredited.

Prairie Lakes AEA
Algona 119 S. Jones
Algona, IA 50511

Prairie Lakes AEA Central Office
1235 5th Ave S
Fort Dodge, IA

Media & Film Booking Department
(800) 669-2325 ext. 5570.

Prairie Lakes AEA 8 (Area Education Agency) is the result of the merger of Lakeland AEA 3 and Arrowhead AEA 5, which took place in 2003.
This agency assists 36,000 students and serves 48 public schools and 17 nonpublic schools. It supports over 5,000 educators in north central Iowa. The Agency partners with its districts through an innovative service delivery plan, Integrated Systems. Northwest Iowa Media, Print & Production is an agreement between three northwest Iowa AEAs (AEAs 4, 8 and 12) to provide those types of services to school districts across northwest Iowa and the state.

The mission of Prairie Lakes AEA is to ensure success for all learners through collaborative partnerships.

Iowa AEA
Iowa AEA Online is a wide array of educational resources funded and provided by Iowa's Area Education Agencies. These resources are available to all Iowa students and teachers. Includes Atomic Learning, Clipart.com, EBSCO, Multimedia Archive and World Book Online.



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