Teacher Leadership and Compensation System

The Iowa General Assembly approved $50 million for the first year of implementation of the Teacher Leadership and Compensation System, a new career ladder that rewards effective teachers with leadership opportunities and higher pay. In the new system, teacher leaders take on a range of responsibilities, including helping colleagues analyze data and fine-tune instructional strategies, as well as coaching and coteaching. All 346 Iowa districts applied for planning grants, and the state selected 39 districts to participate in the first year of the system. 
Iowa Department of Education