Education Savings Accounts Receive New Life in the Iowa Senate

Education savings accounts were reintroduced in the Iowa Senate’s version of the Iowa Student Opportunities Act (SSB 3206) by State Senator Charles Schneider (R-West Des Moines) as an appropriations bill and passed through an appropriations subcommittee.

Episode 28: Republican Employee Fired for Op-Ed Supportive of Kim Reynolds

On the Caffeinated Thoughts Podcast, Shane Vander Hart spoke with Anna Bergman, a Waukee City Councilwoman, who was fired as an attorney for the Iowa Association of School Boards (IASB) for an op-ed she wrote in The Des Moines Register supporting Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds.

All Iowans Should Benefit From Open Enrollment Law

A bill up for consideration in the Iowa Legislature would eliminate the implementation of a voluntary diversity plan as a reason to deny open enrollment of a student that allows certain school districts to hold higher-income families hostage.

Iowa Lawmakers Reach for Local Control of Education

There have been several bills filed in the Iowa House and Senate this year dedicated to devolving the power and control the Iowa Department of Education.

Iowa’s Education Bill: What Does it Do?

Jim Hawkins looks at Iowa’s education reform bill’s impact on teachers and students noting that the bill unfairly favors the ISEA & other organizations.

Latte Links (3/8/10)

Some miscellany from around the net. WND: Teacher wins major victory for…