Public Education
Iowa ESA program receives thousands of applications on first day  

Before the end of the first day of applications for Iowa’s new Education Saving Accounts on Wednesday, thousands had already poured in, according to Gov. Kim Reynolds. “7,256+ applications in… Read More

June 1, 2023
Iowa nixes lessons on gender identity, sexual orientation in K-6 classrooms

(Daily Caller News Foundation) – Republican Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds signed a piece of legislation Friday prohibiting lessons on gender identity and sexual orientation from K-6 public and charter school… Read More

May 31, 2023
Iowa governor: education bills provide ‘transformational’ reform

(The Center Square) – Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds signed seven bills that cover education issues, her office announced Friday. The bills’ topics range from parents’ rights, state board of regents’… Read More

May 30, 2023
Iowa school district facing lawsuit over secrecy about school counselor’s resignation after inappropriate student contact

An Iowa school district is facing a lawsuit after failing to disclose information to the public regarding the “voluntary resignation” of a school counselor accused of inappropriate contact with… Read More

May 18, 2023
Christian Schools
Iowa opens applications process for education savings accounts May 31

(The Center Square) – Iowans can begin applying for educations savings accounts May 31, Gov. Kim Reynolds’ office said Thursday. The accounts allocate state funding for students who meet certain… Read More

May 5, 2023
Public Education
Iowa on verge of keeping gender identity, sex lessons out of the classroom

(Daily Caller) – The Iowa House passed a bill Thursday that would prohibit lessons on gender identity and sexual orientation in K-6 public and charter school classrooms. In a 57-38 … Read More

April 21, 2023
Public Education
Iowa Senate confirms school choice advocate as Department of Education director

The Iowa Senate voted 37-13 to confirm the appointment of school choice champion Chad Aldis as head of the state’s Department of Education. Last fall, the Republicans won… Read More

April 18, 2023
Christian Schools
Christian schools across America are growing rapidly

Despite school closures and restrictive regulations, the educational establishment’s response to the pandemic turned out to be a blessing in disguise for Christian schools whose enrollment skyrocketed. One… Read More

March 17, 2023
Christian Schools, Legislation
Why chipping away at the Blaine Amendments is important for school choice

With 29 states currently considering school choice legislation, the education freedom movement seems unstoppable. But the legacy of a 19th century congressman hasn’t made it… Read More

March 10, 2023
Public Education
School districts continue to spend on failed reading programs while students suffer learning loss

(Daily Caller) – School districts across the country are continuing to spend money on reading programs that have come under fire for failing to teach students standard literacy skills, according… Read More

March 3, 2023
Iowa names Educational Savings Account administrator

(The Center Square) – An administrator has been named for Iowa’s Students First education savings accounts. Odyssey was selected to administer the ISF ESAs, Gov. Kim Reynolds’ office announced Tuesday. Read More

March 1, 2023
Former presidential advisor Kellyanne Conway urges Missouri legislators to enact school choice

As Missouri appears poised to spend an unprecedented amount of money on K-12 education, it must spend it wisely – meaning school choice and an “education renaissance” in the state,… Read More

February 23, 2023
Christian Schools
This week in Christian education (Feb. 6-10)

Sioux Center Christian School seventh-grader Ryer Roetman, eighth-grader Isaac De Jong, seventh-grader Case Tinklenberg, eighth-grader Adler Van Essen and eighth-grader Kaleb Obbink work on building and programming robotic… Read More

February 10, 2023
Legislation, Opinion
Op-Ed: Iowa education reforms point to what’s next

(The Center Square) – This week, the Iowa legislature passed the Students First Act, which creates a universal Education Savings Account (ESA) program. The Students First Act will allow Iowa… Read More

Students join in the call for school choice at the Kansas capitol

(The Sentinel) – It was standing – and sitting on the floor – room-only, as some 200 students and educators from as far away as Wichita joined advocates in urging… Read More

January 30, 2023
‘This is going to change our life.’ How Iowans reacted to Gov. Kim Reynolds’ school choice law

Students and parents came to Iowa’s Capitol in droves to celebrate the passage of a comprehensive school choice bill.  With governor’s signature on Tuesday, Iowa become the… Read More

January 26, 2023
Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds signs universal school choice bill: ‘We will fund students instead of a system’

Universal school choice is coming to Iowa. Gov. Kim Reynolds signed the Students First Act Tuesday morning after it passed the House 55-45 on Monday and the Senate… Read More

January 24, 2023
Iowa governor’s plan would let parents spend their taxpayer dollars for private schools

(The Center Square) – Iowa Republican Gov. Kim Reynolds has introduced legislation that would eventually allow all parents in the state to use their taxpayer dollars on private schools. If… Read More

January 16, 2023
Iowa will appeal district court’s decision to not dismiss permanent injunction on six-week abortion ban

(The Center Square) – Polk County District Court denied the State of Iowa’s motion to dismiss the permanent injunction on a 2018 law banning most abortions at around six weeks. Read More

December 15, 2022
Public Education
Iowa school district becomes second in the state to allow staff to carry guns   

An Iowa school district voted to approve a measure that will allow some teachers and staff to carry firearms on campus, Fox News is reporting. … Read More

October 25, 2022