World-Class Education for Students is PossibleBy Ryan Wise
Some people believe collaboration and consensus-building are overrated. Until recently, I might have agreed. My time in Iowa, however, has changed my mind.
I work as Senior Policy Fellow at the Iowa Department of Education, where I am completing my residency requirements as a doctoral student at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
Since March, I have facilitated the state’s Task Force on Teacher Leadership and Compensation. This experience has broadened my beliefs about what is possible when educators stay focused on a clear purpose: Providing a world-class education for students.
Last week, the task force released its report. These recommendations have the power to remake the teaching profession and to position Iowa as a leader in the support, development and compensation of teachers. Iowa’s students will benefit most from these changes.
While the report makes 13 recommendations, a few deserve special attention: …
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