It seems as though this particular trend of rural schools starting online virtual academies was started because of the need for school funding, not because it is best for students.
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.
Here is a list of legislation filed filed in 2017 in state houses across the nation dealing with standards, local control, assessments & data privacy.
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.
The 2017 Iowa Legislative Session brings opportunities to attack Common Core in Iowa with upcoming changes in the Iowa Legislature and Governor’s office.
Anti-Common Core candidates saw several victories in Governor races, state school chief races, school board races, and in state legislatures.
The Iowa Legislature is on the verge of passing an education appropriations bill that doesn’t fund Smarter Balanced, but doesn’t block it either.
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.
A running list of Common Core related legislation filed in State Legislatures across the United States. This list will be continually updated.
Concerned Women for America of Iowa is hosting a forum this Tuesday, February 11 starting at 6:30p. It will be held at