Monthly Archives: July 2013

on Money

The amount of money that is spent on the education of our children is always a hot topic that finds folks usually in one of two camps: those that think we spend too much on education and those that think … Continue reading

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on Privacy

In December 2011, the US Department of Education changed the regulations regarding the release of private student data to the private sector, without Congressional authority to do so and in direct violation of the existing FERPA law (Family Educational Rights … Continue reading

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on Common Core

Back in 2005, Iowa began work on developing a state core standard for education called the Iowa Core. In 2009, Governor Chet Culver and the Iowa Department of Education signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) to join an initiative in … Continue reading

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on Percentiles

Tests. We all hate them, but at the same time we know that they are a necessary thing in life. As children, we are first introduced to the idea of tests in school, as they are used as a means … Continue reading

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