The 2017 results from the National Assessment for Educational Progress (NAEP) show that while Iowa students performed better than the national average, their statewide average scores remain stagnant and 4th-graders saw a two-point drop in reading from 2015.
A bill, HSB 578, making the University of Iowa’s Iowa Testing Programs the vendor who develops and administers Iowa’s statewide student assessment passed the Iowa House Education Committee 21 to 1.
In part II of Shane Vander Hart’s critique of Iowa’s new social studies standards, he expresses his concern about the potential for indoctrination.
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 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.
Professional Educators of Iowa recently released the results of their annual statewide survey of independent Iowa educators on subjects like Common Core.
Therefore it is imperative that parents, grandparents, and taxpayers call for the review of the Common Core that was enfolded into the Iowa Core!
Ankeny parents establish a group dedicated to advancing excellence in student education hosts first informational forum on 11/15/14 on Iowa Core/Common Core.
Megan Suhr, Democrat candidate in the Iowa House District 28 race, discussed Common Core and it is obvious she doesn’t know what she’s talking about.
With stress being placed on kindergarteners already from Iowa Core/Common Core math and literacy standards, do they really need to learn coding too?
Middle schools in Des Moines are dropping advanced classes for their experiment in standards based grading as they implement the Iowa Core in the district.
The Iowa Department of Education still has not taken action on Governor Terry Branstad’s Common Core executive order issued nine months ago.
The Common Core State Standards place an emphasis on informational text which can lead to paternity testing being discussed in a 6th grade literature class.
Former State Representative Jeff Kaufmann lauded Governor Branstad’s belief in local control of education which rings hallow to anyone who knows better.
(Des Moines, IA) The Iowa House yesterday afternoon passed HF 2439 in bipartisan fashion 96-0. The bill is the successor to HSB 592 and was authored by State Representative Ron Jorgensen (R-Sioux City) who chairs the House Education Committee. “What this bill does is that it assures us that we have a transparent and open […]