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.

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 […]

The Iowa House Passed HF 2439, What Does It Do?

HF 2439 passed out of the Iowa House 96-0 on Monday, and from what I have heard it has a good shot of surviving the 2nd funnel deadline in the Senate. What does HF 2439 authored by State Representative Ron Jorgensen (R-Sioux City) actually do? As you might guess a bill that garners widespread bipartisan […]

HF 2205 (Common Core Roll Back Bill) Subcommittee Meeting Thursday

I just learned this morning about a new bill – HF 2205 which is similar to HF 2204 and SF 2123 in essence rolls back the Iowa Core to the 2006 standards which were the original 9th-12th grade standards in English, math and science passed by the Iowa Legislature.  The bill was introduced by State […]

Common Core Legislation Update 2-16-14

I just wanted to give you a brief update on the status of several bills related to the Common Core State Standards and Iowa Core. HF 2141 – This bill would have removed Iowa from the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium.  It died in subcommittee.  State Representative Sandy Salmon (R-Denver) supported it and State Representatives Josh […]

Support SF 2123: the Iowa Senate’s Common Core Rollback Bill

State Senator Brad Zaun (R-Urbandale) introduced SF 2123 which would effectively rollback the Common Core State Standards in Iowa. The key language is this: Adopt a set of core content assessment standards applicable to all students in grade twelve in every school district and accredited nonpublic school.  For the purposes of this subsection, “core content […]