Education Excellence in Iowa Roundtable
EDUCATION EXCELLENCE IN IOWA ROUNDTABLE
A discernable need exists for a non-partisan forum of statewide business leaders and education officials that informs Iowans and mobilizes opinion in order to improve our public elementary, secondary, and post-secondary schools while, in the process, producing better prepared graduates for the demands of today’s global society. The Education Excellence in Iowa Roundtable will focus on preK-16, working to elevate academic performance to superior achievement levels, employ effective standards and assessments that promote accountability with meaningful rewards and consequences, and establish substantive career development opportunities. Frequent Roundtable interaction will provide avenues for problem solving, the creation of professional learning communities, and the ability for educators to learn about innovations and best practices in other industries. Cross-industry/education/government collaboration will also help identify and build the skill sets needed by our graduates in the 21st Century.