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Direct participation in our democracy
We need to build our communities. We need to fully fund public schools. We need to hold our elected leaders accountable to the people. And we need your help to make it happen.
Here’s how you can get involved.

AEA Toolkit

What are area education agencies (AEAs) and why do we need to take action? Iowa has nine AEAs that serve as regional educational service centers for both public and private schools. They provide a range of curriculum resources, instructional materials, and expert guidance to support effective teaching and learning for the whole child. A new proposal in the legislature would greatly impact the services AEAs are able to provide for students and staff and the ability for communities to have local control of the community.

Lobbying Resources

Grassroots involvement of members in every corner of the state is the heart of the association’s lobbying strategy. Legislators want – and need – to hear how their actions impact children and education back home. You don’t have to be an expert on school finance, or anything else, but you are the expert on how legislation will affect your students and your school.

Take Action

Change begins with us. By taking legislative action, we can make a profound impact on the lives of our children and the future of our community. Your voice matters, and together, we can shape a public education system that empowers every child to reach their full potential, provides fair wages for public education professionals and strengthens our communities. Please consider adding your advocacy to legislative actions when they appear on this page.

Elections

Elections matter. Support the candidates that support your work and the students you serve.
In these challenging times, it's important to stick together and strengthen our membership for our future.
Quote by: Kristen Fisher, HS program coordinator
ISEA members talk with a legislative staffer in the state capitol building

Your Voice Matters!

Contact your elected officials at any level on any issue. Use this link to find their contact information, including email, phone number, and even their Facebook or Twitter.

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.

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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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.