Carly Fiorina Once Supported Race to the Top, NCLB

Fiorina at Iowa Faith & Freedom Coalition 2015 Spring Kick-Off<br>Photo credit: Dave Davidson - Prezography.com

Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina said she supported Race to the Top and No Child Left Behind during her 2010 U.S. Senate campaign in California.

Rick Perry Talks Red State Polices, Immigration at Altoona Business Roundtable

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Texas Governor Rick Perry discussed immigration, the border crisis, and economic red state policies at a business roundtable meeting in Altoona, IA.

No Action Taken on Branstad’s Common Core Order

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The Iowa Department of Education still has not taken action on Governor Terry Branstad’s Common Core executive order issued nine months ago.

Iowa House Passes Review Process for Academic Standards

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(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 […]

Iowa Races to the Early Childhood Trough

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The State of Iowa’s application for a Race to the Top Early Learning Challenge grant opens up Iowa to Federal involvement in early childhood education.

Grassley Launches Effort to Prohibit Common Core Funding

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Senator Chuck Grassley is asking his colleagues to sign onto a letter that requests future federal funds for the Common Core and its assessments be cut off.

Grading Mitt Romney’s Education Plan

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After pretty much wrapping up the GOP nomination Mitt Romney rolled out his education plan late last month.  The topic has largely been ignored throughout the campaign (unless I was asking the question of Presidential candidates when they came through Iowa).  Life has prevented me from reading his plan until now.  I wanted to give […]