Vander Hart: Schools Going Online to Reopen Defy State Law, Not Reynolds

Shane Vander Hart: Iowa parents who find themselves in districts that decide to go entirely or mostly online to reopen should homeschool.

Reynolds Administration Gives Criteria for Online Learning

Gov. Kim Reynolds’ administration said schools can go primarily online for 14 days if they have ten percent absenteeism or county has a positivity rate over 20 percent.

Vander Hart: Trump’s Complaint About Higher Ed Is On Target, His Remedy Is Not

Shane Vander Hart: We don’t need the federal government to select winners and losers among colleges and be the arbiters of what is considered propaganda.

Supreme Court Rules Religious Schools Can’t Be Excluded From School Choice Programs

The Supreme Court ruled that Montana’s exclusion of religious schools in their school choice program was a violation of its residents free exercise rights.

Study: Since Common Core Adoption, Nation Sees Historic Dip in Math and Reading Scores

A Pioneer Institute study shows reading and math scores for NAEP and other assessments saw historic declines since the implementation of Common Core.

Iowa Will Not Expect Schools to Reschedule Missed Days Due to COVID-19 Closings

Legislation is expected to be passed and signed that waives the requirement that Iowa’s K-12 schools reschedule days missed for COVID-19 closings.

Reynolds Appoints Dr. Ann Lebo to Lead the Iowa Department of Education

Gov. Kim Reynolds announced that Dr. Ann Lebo, executive director of the Iowa Board of Educational Examiners, will lead the Iowa Department of Education.

Iowa House and Senate Reach K-12 Funding Agreement

Iowa House and Senate leaders announced an agreement on a K-12 funding package of nearly $100 million of new funding for the 2020-21 school year.

The Des Moines Register Targets Homeschoolers, Again

Shane Vander Hart: The Des Moines Register continues to push a tired narrative that won’t do a blasted thing to end child abuse and neglect in the state.

Iowa Senate Ed Committee Votes to Remove Diversity Hurdle to Open Enrollment

The Iowa Senate Education Committee voted to remove diversity plans as a reason five Iowa school districts can use to deny open enrollment requests.

Supreme Court Considers Big School Choice Case

The U.S. Supreme Court has taken up a pivotal case in the fight for school choice: Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue where tax credit scholarships are at stake.

Warren Says ‘Young Trans Person’ Will Vet Education Secretary Nominee

Elizabeth Warren said as president she would only advance a Secretary of Education nominee who was interviewed and approved by a young trans person she met.

Socialism Pushed In A Middle School Classroom

Lisa Hudson: A middle school assignment in Matthews, N.C., highlights the lengths to which progressive teachers will go to advance a political agenda in the classroom.

Fully Funding K-12 Education In Iowa

Amy Sinclair: Senate Republicans will continue to make reliable and sustainable promises to Iowa schools and those promises will be kept.

State Senator Claire Celsi Promotes Elizabeth Warren’s Public School Plan

Iowa State Senator Claire Celsi says Elizabeth Warren’s plan that would drastically expand a federal role in K-12 education hits “all the right notes.”