Iowa Governor Terry Branstad vetoed the bipartisan action to delay the Smarter Balanced Assessments. He approved SF 2323 and line item vetoed that measure.
Iowa Republicans passed a plank opposing the Common Core, Next Generation Science Standards and student data collection during their state convention.
The American College of Pediatricians urges schools and legislators to uphold sex-segregated public bathroom and locker room access.
Chuck Grassley: As graduates begin their climb up the ladder, the last thing they want to be saddled with after graduation is a mountain of student debt.
The Obama Administration says all schools receiving Title IX money must allow access to sex-segregated activities and facilities based on gender identity.
Both the Iowa House and Iowa Senate versions of an education appropriations bill includes a delay of the Smarter Balanced Assessments until July 1, 2017.
Shane Vander Hart: The Iowa Legislature is poised to allow the Smarter Balanced Assessments become an unfunded mandate on Iowa’s schools.
The American Principles Project Foundation has just published “Common Does Not Equal Excellent.” Focusing on the K-8 Common Core Math Standards.
Shane Vander Hart: Does Donald Trump want to get rid of Common Core or keep Common Core? Unfortunately since running for President he has said both.
U.S. Parents Involved in Education (USPIE) launched a campaign at a press conference in Des Moines, IA to abolish the U.S. Department of Education.
Karen Effrem: Although Rubio’s record is far better than Bush’s on the Common Core system, it is far from perfect. Voters need to be discerning.
The U.S. Departments of Education & Health and Human Services recently released a draft statement on family engagement that reeks of big government.
The U.S. Senate replaces No Child Left Behind passing on a 85 to 12 vote the Every Student Succeeds Act that President Obama is expected to sign into law.
The U.S. House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) on a 359 to 64 vote.
Pioneer Institute Study: States should mandate passage of a U.S. history assessment with a strong focus on the founding documents as a H.S. grad requirement.
Marco Rubio, Rick Santorum, and Mike Huckabee discussed a proper federal government role with K-12 education at the 2015 Presidential Family Forum.