State Senator Matt McCoy (D-Des Moines) introduced a bill into the Iowa Senate that would require parents who homeschool under independent private instruction (IPI) to submit a written notice to their local school districts by September 1st of their intent to do so.
Shane Vander Hart: Since it is the start of a new legislative session, The Des Moines Register takes yet another shot at homeschooling in 2018.
Our Iowa GOP readers favor Education Savings Accounts and oppose homeschool reporting, Common Core, and denying open enrollment based on economics.
The Des Moines Register followed up years of anti-homeschooling coverage with a push poll that supports the change in Iowa’s law they advocated for.
Homeschooling was never listed as a risk factor by the Commission to Eliminate Child Abuse and Neglect Fatalities nor was it even mentioned in the report.
The Des Moines Register once again attacks Iowa homeschooling families and the new freedom they enjoy under independent private instruction.
State Representative Sharon Steckman (D-Mason City) filed HF 214 that would repeal Independent Private Instruction enacted in 2013 in a legislative bargain.
State Representative Sharon Steckman (D-Mason City) sought signatures of her fellow members of her caucus to sign on to a bill, HF 2308. Her motive was relayed to Caffeinated Thoughts as she was overheard saying she wanted to “repeal all of that homeschooling crap” that was passed last legislative session. The bill is officially dead as […]
The Iowa State Board of Education voted on rules stating that parents who opt to do independent private instruction are subject to Iowa’s truancy laws.
The Des Moines Register engages in misinformation and fear mongering in their Sunday editorial that is nothing but an attempt to smear homeschooling.
The Iowa Legislature approved home education measures within a education reform bill that will make Iowa one of the best states to home school.
The Iowa House passed HF 215, Governor Terry Branstad’s education reform bill, here are the good, the bad and the ugly aspects of this bill as amended.
Governor Terry Branstad’s education reform bill is being debated in the Iowa House. Follow the liveblog and refresh for updates.
The Network of Iowa Christian Home Educators rolled out their legislative priorities for 2012 today, their lobbyist William Gustoff shared what he’ll be focused on when the General Assembly is in session: Independent Private Instruction–Lessing the reporting requirements and granting more flexibility to home schoolers. Parent-Taught Driver Education–Let’s try it again! It will still face […]
Iowa State Senator Bill Dix (R-Shell Rock) is moving to amend a homeschool friendly bill (as amended in its current form), SF 423, to also include independent private instruction language from HF 588. Bill Gustoff, the legislative liaison for NICHE (Network of Iowa Christian Home Educators) and Scott Woodruff from HSLDA (Home School Legal Defense […]
By State Representative Kraig Paulsen This week, a conference committee on Senate File 209, the federal tax code coupling and FY 2011 supplemental appropriations bill, met several times to work out the differences between the House and Senate of the bill. If a bill is amended by one chamber and then rejected by the other, […]