Vacation Indoctrination: A Local Summer Travel Journal on Identity, Whiteness, and Sex?

Anne Taylor: Seeing how children are indoctrinated in stores and schools should raise awareness for what is at stake: Our children’s right to be free from harm.

Large Class Sizes and Public Education Funding in Iowa

With Des Moine Public Schools seeing classes that have over 40 students is the state of Iowa’s level of funding for K-12 education really the problem?

Iowa Students, Remember to Dream Big

U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley: For the students across Iowa heading to class in the new school year, remember to dream big.

About Kamala Harris’ Teacher Pay Plan

Kamala Harris wants to raise teacher’s annual pay by $13,500. Shane Vander Hart asks if this is needed and, if so, it is not a federal problem.

Ernst and Grassley Respond to Seclusion and Restraint in Schools Report

U.S. Senators Joni Ernst and Chuck Grassley are pushing the U.S. Department of Education to immediately take action to ensure seclusion and restraint data is reported accurately.

Increase Iowa’s School Tuition Organization Tax Credit

Iowa Association of Christian Schools: Please send your legislators a message in support of an increase in School Tuition Organization (STO) tax credits.

Iowa Senate Returns Local Control ​to Iowa Schools

The Iowa Senate passed, SF 438, a bill designed to return more control to public schools and accredited non-public schools, by a party-line 32 to 17 vote.

School Choice Bill for Special Needs Students Advances in Iowa Senate

The Iowa Senate Education Committee passed a bill creating education savings accounts for special needs students enrolled in an accredited nonpublic school or denied open enrollment.

Iowa House Bill Requires “Health and Wellness” Checks of Homeschoolers

HF 272 sponsored by State Representative Mary Mascher (D-Iowa City) requires school districts to perform quarterly home visits of their homeschooling families.

A Look at K-12 Education Funding in Iowa

Jason Schultz: Since FY 2011 funding for kindergarten through 12th grade in Iowa has increased $845 million.

Iowa House Democrat Bill Would Roll Back Homeschooling Freedom

State Representative Mary Mascher (D-Iowa City) introduced a bill, HF 182, that would roll back every gain made by Iowa’s homeschooling community in 2013.

Iowa Earns “D+” on Student Data Privacy Report Card

The Parent Coalition for Student Privacy and Network for Public Education gave the state of Iowa a “D+” for their ability to protect student data privacy.

Ocasio-Cortez Is An Example of Why We Need to Improve Civics Education

Shane Vander Hart: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez botching the three branches of government is not a significant problem, but the lack of civics education she represents is.

Pediatricians ​​​Group: Comprehensive Sex Education Is a Failure

American College of Pediatricians: “America’s young people deserve the best that we can give them; school-based sexual risk avoidance education is the best for children.”

U.S. Dept. of Ed to Investigate Sexual Assault Linked to School’s Transgender Policy

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights announced that it will investigate a complaint filed against the City Schools of Decatur on behalf of a kindergartener who was sexually assaulted in her school bathroom by a boy who identified as “gender fluid.”

Is Iowa’s Investment in Pre-K Education Worthwhile?

The Iowa Department of Education released revised standards for the state’s voluntary pre-K program, but skeptics point out studies show no long-term benefits.