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We're here to make sure Every Student & Educator in Iowa Succeeds

At the Iowa State Education (ISEA) we believe in opportunity for all students and in the power of public education to transform lives and create a more just and inclusive society.
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The Iowa State Education Association is the union that represents Iowa's public school teachers and education support professionals. As a union, we work with our families and community members to promote, protect, and strengthen our public schools.

Our best hope for student success is you.

Your passion and commitment are crucial to helping students— no matter race, ethnicity, background, faith or ZIP code —learn, grow, and fulfill their potential. Here's how you can get started...
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Be a voice for students

Students have a right to a safe, welcoming, and affirming learning environment in a school that respects and values them and is free of bias. Learn about issues affecting our students and how you can help students succeed.
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Advocate for your rights and working conditions

Those who serve our students and communities need the support, resources, and working conditions to excel in their work. The power and influence of the ISEA community are here to help you understand your rights and improve your working conditions.
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Build your career and find opportunities to lead

Being an education professional requires passion, dedication, confidence, and resilience. Our community helps educators at all stages in their career become leaders in their profession, in their union, and in their communities. Explore how you can achieve professional excellence and mentor others through leadership development.
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Build a stronger Iowa

Across the state of Iowa, we are with you. We are right there next to you fighting for our students. Fighting for our future. We need to dismantle unjust systems. We need to fully fund our public schools. We need to hold our elected leaders accountable. And we need your help to make it happen!

Become a Member

The Iowa State Education Association works to promote, advance, and protect public education, the education profession, and the rights and interests of our members.

Our journey began more than a century ago. YOURS STARTS NOW.

We've spent decades working for students and educators—but, there's still more to do. Like our progress during the civil rights and women's rights movements, we need to dig in and speak up for the students and educators who are still facing inequality every day.

Let's Get Real

Let's Bring Real Change

Let's Get Real

45 out of 50 states fail to provide adequate funding to public schools.

Let's Bring Real Change

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The best, most equitable public school that I can imagine would be the fully funded school that our students deserve. Poverty is decriminalized and all kids have access to meals regardless of their parent's ability to pay. All educators and support staff are paid a professional wage.
— Stephanie Price, ISEA Classroom teacher
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What’s on Your Mind?

We’re here to help. Our community comes to us seeking tools (guides, fact sheets, trainings, and more) to help answer everyday questions. We’re here to support you in whatever you need.
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Take Charge of Your Career

Take charge of your professional learning with our outstanding and affordable courses. You'll get ready-to-use content, tools, and strategies at an exclusive member discount rate.

Leading in our schools, communities, and state.

The Iowa State Education Association works to promote, advance, and protect public education, the education profession, and the rights and interests of our members. When you join the ISEA, you’re joining forces with the power and influence of 3.2 million members nationwide.