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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
Legislation
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
Legislation
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

Legislation
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
Legislation
‘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
Legislation
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
Legislation
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
Culture
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
Public Education
Parents sue Iowa school district over transgender policy that keeps them in the dark

An Iowa school district is violating the constitutional rights of students and their parents through a new transgender policy, according to a recent lawsuit. Parents Defending Education (PDE) filed… Read More

August 11, 2022
lincoln, civics education
Culture
Reviving civic education in Iowa

(The Center Square) – If anything good has come out of the COVID-19 pandemic it is the growing awareness by parents across the nation about what is being taught in… Read More

Public Education
Iowa invests $100M in ARPA and ESSER funds in school safety

(The Center Square) – Iowa will spend $100 million in school safety funding to support public, non-public and independent schools, Gov. Kim Reynolds announced Tuesday. The initial funding is available… Read More

June 16, 2022
Legislation
Grassley: Iowa governor’s private school scholarships bill will not pass this session

(The Center Square) – Iowa House Speaker Pat Grassley, R-New Hartford, told reporters Monday that Gov. Kim Reynolds’ proposal for Iowa taxpayers to use $55 million to fund 10,000 scholarships… Read More

May 25, 2022
Legislation
$55.2M school voucher program proposal passes Iowa Senate

(The Center Square) – Thousands of Iowa primary and secondary school students would become eligible for taxpayer-funded school vouchers for private schools if the Iowa House of Representatives approves a… Read More

April 4, 2022
Christian Schools
Sioux Center Christian finds growth, success with ‘every child’ approach

A Christian school in Iowa is proving that Christian education can meet the needs of all sorts of children, including those with special educational requirements. Sixth… Read More

March 1, 2022
Homeschools, Legislation
Iowa Republicans propose scholarship program for students in private, public, or homeschool

(Mary Stroka | The Center Square) – Several Iowa Republicans proposed Tuesday a new scholarship program beginning in July 2023 for students in competent private instruction (homeschooling), private, and public schools. Read More

February 3, 2022