National Staff Development Council just published the latest issue of The Learning System, its newsletter for district personnel. Read more »


The Iowa Department of Education recently released Iowa's graduation rate, which is among the highest in the nation. When examining efforts to further raise the number of graduates, districts may want to review a policy brief by the Alliance for Excellent Education. Read more »


The Wallace Foundation's recently released report Assessing the Effectiveness of School Leaders: New Directions and New Processes mentions the Iowa Standards for School Leaders, and how principal assessment in the state meshes purpose and process. Read more »