Your thoughts on teacher leadership?
Having higher expectations for students in today’s knowledge-based economy requires new thinking about how to better utilize the expertise of Iowa educators.
Principals alone cannot reasonably be expected to provide all the instructional leadership needed inside each of Iowa’s 1,400-plus school buildings to help all youngsters succeed.
Gov. Terry Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds held the Iowa Teacher and Principal Leadership Symposium at Drake University in Des Moines on Aug. 3 to explore ways Iowa could make the most of stronger, shared teacher and principal leadership.
They believe moving in this direction is a critical next step in giving our children a world-class education. You can watch video from the symposium by going to the Iowa Department of Education website: http://educateiowa.gov, and clicking on the carrousel at the top of the home page.
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