Waukee Schools tie Iowa Assessment to Class Registration

In an email this week, Waukee parents received the following information regarding Iowa Assessments: It is Iowa Assessment time! Thank you for working with your son/daughter to make sure they are well rested and fed before these important assessments. Here are some reasons to consider the importance of the assessments: 1. The results are feedback […]

“Only My Mom and My Doctor Need to Know My Weight”

I’m so proud of Ireland Hobert Hoch, a 13-year-old at Southeast Polk Jr. High School who refused to be weighed in front of her P.E. class.  I’m proud that she stood up for her right to privacy, and I hope it emboldens other students to do the same and do it as respectfully as she […]

Common Core Bills Need Cosponsors, You Can Help

Concerned Women for America – Iowa urges Iowans to contact their legislators about co-sponsoring legislation that has not been filed yet. We’ll echo that.  Here are the bills that are drafted, but not yet filed: State  Representative Sandy Salmon (R-Janesville) is sponsoring a bill that would make the Iowa Core (which includes the Common Core) […]

Iowans for Local Control Co-Signs Response to CCSSO Letter on Student Data Privacy

Iowans for Local Control joined 35 other groups in 26 states who co-signed a letter written by Dr. Karen Effrem, President of Education Liberty Watch and co-founder of the Florida Stop Common Core Coalition in response to a letter sent from the Council of Chief State School Officers to U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan.  Iowa […]

Rethinking Branstad’s Executive Order and Student Data Privacy

I was listening to WHO Radio this morning.  Tamara Scott was guest hosting for Jan Mickelson and the topic of the Common Core State Standards was being discussed.  Tamara had a colleague of mine at American Principles Project, Jane Robbins, on and she said something regarding Governor Branstad’s executive order dealing with the Common Core […]

What Data Does the Iowa Department of Education Collect?

The Iowa Department of Education provides information about what type of student data they collect and share.