Earlier this year, the director of the Iowa Department of Education unveiled 13 recommendations from the stateâ€™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. Weâ€™ll also hear from two faculty members at Iowa Stateâ€™s School of Education about their national recognition for preparing science teachers.