The Iowa Senate may vote to vacate a decision by the Iowa State Board of Education to use Smarter Balanced in place of a new assessment to be ready by 2018.
There are currently four bills before the Iowa Legislature that pertain to Common Core and local control of education for duly elected local school boards.
Anti-Common Core candidates saw several victories in Governor races, state school chief races, school board races, and in state legislatures.
State Senator Brad Zaun (R-Urbandale) introduces a bill in the Iowa Senate that would essentially roll back Iowa’s standards to what they were in 2006.
The Iowa House and Iowa Senate have put together a conference committee to iron out differences in their respective education reform bills. Of specific concern is a provision in the amended HF 215 which grants the Iowa Department of Education authority to mandate a different assessment (from what is already required by state law) to […]