Did the Science Standards Review Team Ignore Public Feedback?

The Science Standards Review Team decided to use the Next Generation Science Standards as the basis for their final recommendation to the Iowa State Board of Education.

Common Core Related Bills Still Live in Iowa House

The Iowa House Education Committee is scheduled to meet today and there are three bills related to assessments and standards that could be considered.

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.

Iowa State Board of Education Endorses Smarter Balanced

The Iowa State Board of Education passed a resolution endorsing the Smarter Balanced Assessments, but it is ultimately up to the Iowa Legislature to decide.

Who is the Parent Anyway?

Leslie Beck: When education decisions are made at the state or federal levels what we gain in economies of scale, we lose in local and parental control.

Public Input for Next Generation Science Standards Sought

The Iowa Department of Education announced last week that it is seeking public input about Next Generation Science Standards. Academic standards represent expectations for what students should know and be able to do from kindergarten through high school. Iowa’s academic standards are being reviewed, starting with science, as part of Executive Order 83. “We want to […]

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 […]

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.

Iowa Legislature Education Bills to Watch (1st Edition)

Shane Vander Hart previews a few of the education bills that have been filed after the first week of the 2015 session of the Iowa Legislature.