(Des Moines) - Members of a newly-formed state education committee begin meeting next month to develop key parts of Iowa’s newly-passed, education reform bill. Ryan Wise of the Iowa Department of Education says the panel is made up of a wide range of “stake-holders.”
“There are seven teachers on the committee, several administrators, a representative from the University of Iowa, a person representing the business community, representatives from school boards, and then a parent as well,” remarked Wise.
The committee is expected to play a key role in implementing a statewide teacher leadership and compensation system, with the ultimate goal of improving student achievement, by making classroom instruction stronger.
Iowa Radio Network
July 26, 2013