Crawford: Our Kids Deserve Better

Michelle Crawford: The repercussions of the decisions to close schools, cancel youth sports, and extracurricular activities is not in the best interest of our nation’s children.

Banfield: Are Teachers Becoming Obsolete?

Ann Marie Banfield: There is a nationwide effort to keep schools closed during this pandemic, and it’s time to start asking, WHY?

Vander Hart: Schools Going Online to Reopen Defy State Law, Not Reynolds

Shane Vander Hart: Iowa parents who find themselves in districts that decide to go entirely or mostly online to reopen should homeschool.

Reynolds Administration Gives Criteria for Online Learning

Gov. Kim Reynolds’ administration said schools can go primarily online for 14 days if they have ten percent absenteeism or county has a positivity rate over 20 percent.

Reynolds Says Iowa Schools Must Prioritize In-Person Instruction When Reopening

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds: “Schools must prioritize in-person learning for core academic subjects, including science, math, reading, and social studies.”

Reynolds to Order Iowa Schools Closed for Rest of School Year

Gov. Kim Reynolds announced that Iowa’s schools would remain closed for the rest of the school year, and the late August school start date is waived.

Iowa Will Not Expect Schools to Reschedule Missed Days Due to COVID-19 Closings

Legislation is expected to be passed and signed that waives the requirement that Iowa’s K-12 schools reschedule days missed for COVID-19 closings.

Parental Notification Bill for LGBT School Curricula Advances in Iowa House

An Iowa House panel approved a bill on Monday afternoon that requires school districts to notify parents if any LGBTQ-related material is used in class.

Socialism Pushed In A Middle School Classroom

Lisa Hudson: A middle school assignment in Matthews, N.C., highlights the lengths to which progressive teachers will go to advance a political agenda in the classroom.

State Senator Claire Celsi Promotes Elizabeth Warren’s Public School Plan

Iowa State Senator Claire Celsi says Elizabeth Warren’s plan that would drastically expand a federal role in K-12 education hits “all the right notes.”

School Leaders Weigh In on Civics Education

An Education Week Research Center report on Civics Education based on a survey of 524 school leaders paints a dismal picture.

Three Things Trump’s Executive Order on K-12 Education Does

Shane Vander Hart: President Trump’s executive order is a good step to reduce federal control in education, but does not promise that Feds will pull out.

25 Facts Students & Teachers Should Know About Religious Liberty at School

As students and teachers head back to school they should be aware of what their religious liberty rights are while on public school grounds.

Caffeinated Thoughts Radio 12-19-15 (Guest: Anders Lewis)

Brian Myers and Shane Vander Hart discuss the CNN GOP Debate. Plus Anders Lewis, co-author of Advanced Civics for History Teachers, calls in.