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Storm Lake Kids Are Hungry, Feds Say No Seconds

The Storm Lake Pilot Tribune reports that kids in the Storm Lake Elementary School are still hungry after eating their Michelle Obama-approved school lunch. Federal rules don’t allow students have seconds, and the school says kids are still hungry while at the same time the school kitchen is throwing food away.  The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids […]

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Send a Message About Assessments on Social Media

Please join us in switching your Facebook or Twitter profile picture (Google +, etc) to this one if you believe that a child is more than a test score. I ask that you switch it for the next week and ask your friends to do the same. We have an article about opting out of […]

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Five Red Flags With Brad Buck’s Position on Opt-Outs

On October 2nd, Shane Vander Hart wrote an article questioning why Dr. Brad Buck of the Iowa Department of Education believes that parents do not have the right to opt children out of state assessments. Dr. Buck did give an official response (see below) however, not only did it not address Shane’s questions, it raises […]