DeVos: To fix education, ‘Embrace the family as the sovereign sphere that it is’

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos pointed to reforms enacted by theologian turned prime minister Abraham Kuyper and said U.S. education should “go Dutch.”

Rogers: Placing Kids First in Education

Walt Rogers: Ensuring that dollars follow the student will remove barriers to educational opportunity and place our kids first.

Crawford: Our Kids Deserve Better

Michelle Crawford: The repercussions of the decisions to close schools, cancel youth sports, and extracurricular activities is not in the best interest of our nation’s children.

Reynolds Says Des Moines Public Schools ‘Slow-Walking’ In-Person Learning Is ‘Unacceptable’

Gov. Kim Reynolds: “The Des Moines School Board continues to slow-walk compliance weeks into the school year at the expense of its 32,000 students.”

Banfield: Are Teachers Becoming Obsolete?

Ann Marie Banfield: There is a nationwide effort to keep schools closed during this pandemic, and it’s time to start asking, WHY?

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.