State Departments of Education Should Explain Legal Basis for Mandates on Schools

A bill in the Iowa Senate would require the Iowa Department of Education to identify their statutory or regulatory authority for any request for reports made of school districts. A common sense measure every state should implement.

Why State Legislatures Should Decide Standards

At a Common Core forum I participated in on Tuesday in Sioux Falls, SD, State Senator Phyllis Heineman (R-Sioux Falls), said that

Contact Iowa House-Senate Conference Committee to Strip SBAC Language from Bill

The Iowa House and Iowa Senate have put together a conference committee to iron out differences in their respective education reform bills.