Iowa quality of life recruits educators

Iowa ranks 2nd nationally in the “Happiness Index” according to MainStreet.com. Iowa is first in the nation in quality of life according to a 2006 study by Forbes. Morgan Quitno ranked Iowa as the 6th most livable state in 2007. These and other indicators of Iowa‘s well-being can be valuable tools in recruiting and retaining educators from a new generation of professionals, who rank quality of life as a key factor in career decisions. In an attempt to assist educational agencies in reaching out to Generation X and Y candidates, the Iowa Department of Education (DE) has developed a website containing multiple strategies and resources designed to appeal to young educators.
For more information, contact Norma Lynch at 515-281-6038 or norma.lynch@iowa.gov.

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