Earlier this year, the director of the Iowa Department of Education unveiled 13 recommendations from the state’s Task Force on Teacher Leadership and Compensation. The goal - to improve education in part through getting better teachers. This hour we talk with several people about how to improve education in the state, including Linda Fandel, a special assistant for education to Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad. We’ll also hear from two faculty members at Iowa State’s School of Education about their national recognition for preparing science teachers.
Before that, views on science education from ISU’s Tom Barton, a chemist with long ties to Iowa State University and the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory, who has been elected president-elect of the American Chemical Society.