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By now, you may have seen my “Champions for Children and Public Education” presentation or its accompanying PowerPoint on AASA's website.

AASA is attempting to counter the relentless criticism against public education that often comes from groups that, at best, seem ignorant of the facts or, at worst, are in pursuit of financial gains. In “Champions,” we present the very benchmarks that are used to hold educators accountable to show that public education in America today is the best that it’s ever been. Read more »

 

Become a part of the new virtual community to support the Teacher Leadership and Compensation system. The purpose of this site is to bring teacher leaders and administrators across the state together to access resources and learning opportunities, and to collaborate as we strengthen teacher and administrator leadership. Read more »

 

Superintendent Denny Wulf of the Norwalk Community School District has been named the 2014-15 Iowa Superintendent of the Year by the School Administrators of Iowa. Read more »

 

The Council of Chief State School Officers recently sought feedback from the public on draft standards for education leaders that aim to ensure district and school leaders are able to improve student achievement and meet new, higher expectations.

The standards detail the leadership skills and knowledge effective district and school leaders need in order to influence teaching and student learning. Read more »