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The Gladbrook-Reinbeck School District is located in Iowa, a state of just over three million people. The rich farmland that surrounds the district produces corn, beans, cattle, swine, and proud hardworking people. Naturally, many of the businesses in the area are farm related. There are plenty of rich educational opportunities for teachers in this area. The Area Educational Association, the University of Northern Iowa, and the University of Iowa are all within 90 miles of Gladbrook. The leaders in these institutions keep the educators in the community up-to-date with educational practices that are research based and developmentally appropriate. This free selection from Exemplary Science in Grades PreK-4: Standards-Based Success Stories includes the Table of Contents and Introduction.