The Trump Administration released a federal government reorganization plan that includes a merger of the Education and Labor Departments, as well as, other streamlining proposals.
Therefore it is imperative that parents, grandparents, and taxpayers call for the review of the Common Core that was enfolded into the Iowa Core!
U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan wants to phase out the authority of States to define modified academic achievement standards and develop alternate assessments.
The NEA (National Education Association) just spent $550 K on an ad buy against Joni Ernst. They must worried about the outcome of Iowa’s U.S. Senate race.
Downey Unified School District after a complaint was made about the treatment of a transgender student enters agreement with the U.S. Dept. of Education.
Arne Duncan announced guidance for school districts & states on what the USDED will consider economic and racial disparity in schools and how to fix it.
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Dept. of Education for pushing the Common Core State Standards and assessments on states.
Federal programs are failing the teaching profession once again using a bull dozer to solve a small problem with the constraints that tenure put on firing some teachers.
If the Obama administration successfully federalizes teacher-prep programs, competition based on achievement will be removed from the educational system.
Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) is leading an effort to defund the Common Core State Standards at the federal level and asking his colleagues to join him.
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.
The Iowa Department of Education provides information about what type of student data they collect and share.
Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) in a Pioneer Institute/American Principles Project white paper criticized the federal coercision present with the Common Core.
A new study released by Pioneer Institute shows that states that have adopted the Common Core State Standards should include a literature-based standard.
The U.S. Department of Education denied the Iowa Department of Education’s No Child Left Behind waiver request. The catching point was over how teacher evaluations were going to be conducted. In a letter sent by the Department to Jason Glass, the director of the Iowa Department of Education, they stated: According to the information in […]
I blogged at Truth in American Education late last month about the latest *brilliant* idea to come from the Arne and Obama show – District-Level Race to the Top. Instead of giving money to the states the U.S. Department of Education wants to give it directly to school districts. So they are just bypassing the […]