Education Bills Before the Iowa Legislature in 2017

Listed is every education bill related to local control and education liberty before the Iowa Senate and Iowa House.

Iowa Governor Branstad Puts Smarter Balanced on Hold

KWWL reports that Iowa Governor Terry Branstad has asked the Iowa Department of Education to freeze the move to Smarter Balanced “for now.”

Open Enrollment Deadline – March 1st

March 1st is the deadline to open enroll your child into a different school district in Iowa. If you are considering this do not miss the deadline.

Mary Ellen Miller Spins Iowa State Board’s Smarter Balanced Decision

The Iowa State Board of Education voted to mandate Smarter Balanced Assessment for all school districts next school year replacing the Iowa Assessments.

School Board Elections are Sept. 8th

Find that candidate who will be the lone voice for your child and then lift up that candidate with your support both before and after the election.

Iowa Adopted Subpar Standards for Science

To pursue academic excellence you need the best standards by the best in that field of study, Iowa does not get that with Next Generation Science Standards.

Iowa State BOE Unanimous Vote to Recommend Smarter Balanced Doesn’t Mean the Fight is Over Yet.

I attended the Board of Education meeting on Thursday, August 6th in order to witness if some  of the hard work I have done the last two years of showing everyone from our Superintendent to the Governor  how the SBAC’s cost, content and loss of local control would hurt Iowa,  actually might pay off.  Well, no surprise, my repetitive […]

Iowa State Board of Ed Decides It Can Select New Assessment

At its June retreat the Iowa State Board of Education decided it had the authority to change Iowa’s assessment from the Iowa Assessments to Smarter Balanced

The Anti-Bullying Bill Is Dead

The anti-bullying bill that threatens parental rights failed to pass in the Iowa Legislature for the third year in a row.

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.