At least 103 cases of teacher misconduct in Iowa have been omitted from a national database since 1990.
An investigation by The Des Moines Register revealed errors in Iowa’s information, leading state officials to order a full audit.
The National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification Clearinghouse was created to help prevent educators who were disciplined in one state from getting hired in another. But Iowa law limits the amount of information the state Board of Educational Examiners can share about teachers.
A version of this article appeared in the February 24, 2016 edition of Education Week as Some Teacher Misconduct In Iowa Goes Unreported