HSB 651, the Iowa Student Opportunities Act, was introduced in the Iowa House of Representatives on Thursday. The bill would create an educations savings grant program and a new charter school program to expand school choice for Iowa’s public school families.
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.
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 […]