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QC Times: Branstad Has Kept a Lid Common Core Opponents

Just a couple quick thoughts about the Quad City Times endorsement of Governor Terry Branstad on Sunday.  This jumped out at me right away. This time, we endorse a five-term incumbent who has helped the state accelerate through a sluggish recovery, learned a thing or two about education reform while keeping a lid on tea […]

An angry teenager tweeted this picture of a "healthy" school lunch on Twitter

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 […]


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 […]