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 »


An advocate’s work is never done. Take the FCC and the changes to the E-Rate. Last July, thanks to the many letters, phone calls and personal visits that many of you made, we were able to thwart what would have been some damaging long-term changes. But the work is not over. There are still details to be worked out and much education and clarification that needs to take place due to the new FCC order.

Those of you in rural communities need to pay particular attention. … Read more »