This Is What Josh Byrnes Thinks of Homeschoolers

State Representative Josh Byrnes (R-Osage) believes that Iowa homeschoolers should just shut up when it comes to public education legislation.

Reasons to Oppose Branstad’s Bullying Bill SF 345

Here are 12 reasons to oppose SF 345, Governor Terry Branstad’s signature anti-bullying legislation that is being considered in the Iowa House.

Action Needed: Come to Statehouse This Monday

The Iowa House Education Committee has a subcommittee meeting to discuss the common core-related bill HSB173 on Monday at 11:00am in the House Lounge.

Update: (Canceled) Important House Education Committee Meeting on Smarter Balanced

The Iowa House Education Committee will hear a presentation on Smarter Balanced on Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at 1:00p in Room 102 in the Capitol Building.

Write Your Legislators About Smarter Balanced

Iowa RestorEd encourages Iowans to contact their state representative and state senator about their concerns with the Smarter Balanced Assessments.

14 Reasons to Repeal Common Core from Iowa Core

Why do we want to see Iowa repeal the Common Core Math and English/Language Arts & Literacy Standards and return to our previous standards?  Here are fourteen reasons. Common Core early elementary standards are developmentally inappropriate. Common Core encourages teaching to the test and contributes to the high-stakes testing environment. Common Core stifles creativity in the […]

Ankeny for Student Achievement to Host Forum on Iowa Core

Ankeny parents establish a group dedicated to advancing excellence in student education hosts first informational forum on Iowa Core (Common Core) What is Iowa Core (Common Core)? How Will It Impact Education in Ankeny? When:  November 15, Saturday, 12:00 to 1:30 pm Where:  Ankeny Kirkendall Library, 1210 NW Prairie Ridge Guest speaker: Shane Vander Hart […]

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 […]

Some Questions for School Board Members, Superintendents, and Principals

We have an action item for you! Here is something every Iowan can do. If you do not have children in school currently, you can still do this… I’m assuming you are in this group because you care about our schools, right? You may need to re-word a few of the questions though. A huge […]

Upcoming Stop Common Core & Education Policy Events (Week of 9/14/14)

Be sure to check out two stop Common Core & education policy events next week (9/14-9/20/14) in Cedar Rapids on 3/18 and Des Moines on 9/20.