Shane Vander Hart expresses his concern about the use of the C3 Framework in Iowa’s new social studies standards and apparent their lack of content.
State Rep. Sandy Salmon (R-Janesville) introduces bills in the Iowa House opposing Common Core, Next Generation Science Standards and Smarter Balanced.
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.
Shane Vander Hart: The Iowa Legislature is poised to allow the Smarter Balanced Assessments become an unfunded mandate on Iowa’s schools.
Therefore it is imperative that parents, grandparents, and taxpayers call for the review of the Common Core that was enfolded into the Iowa 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.
Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad and Iowa Dept. of Ed Director Brad Buck informed Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium that Iowa was withdrawing immediately.
(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 […]
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 Iowa Legislature removed Smarter Balanced Assessments from education reform bill and paused any Common Core Assessments until 2016-17 school year.
Jason Glass, the Director of the Iowa Department of Education, was selected to be the next Superintendent of Eagle County Schools in Colorado.
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.
State Senator Brad Zaun (R-Urbandale) filed his own education reform bill today. His bill would see the abolishment of the Iowa Department of Education and the State Board of Education. It would also establish an education savings grant program and fund. There are also changes that would be made to school district funding formula. In […]
It’s official! Congratulations to our very own Eric Goranson for his confirmation to the Iowa State Board of Education. Iowa Governor Terry Branstad appointed Goranson to the board on March 2. Yesterday afternoon he was confirmed by the Iowa Senate 48-0. I’m excited for the opportunity that Eric will have to advocate for school choice, […]
Caffeinated Thoughts contributor (and my friend and coworker at American Principles Project) Eric Goranson was appointed by Iowa Governor Terry Branstad to the State Board of Education. Let me be the first to publicly congratulate him. This is huge since he is a parent of kids enrolled in Christian school and a school choice advocate. […]
What is a likelier source of innovation in education? The educational bureaucracy? The community? In a recent op/ed at The Cedar Rapids Gazette, Iowa State Board of Education President Rosie Hussey wrote: The sense of urgency for educational innovation is receiving more attention now than ever before. All of us, including parents and the entire […]