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Monday, June 3, 2013

Education Reform Signed into Law

Education Reform Signed into Law

"Before any of these legislative pieces can be launched, committees, task forces and groups will determine how each element should be rolled out to ensure success.

The Iowa Department of Education is expected to issue formal guidance on the legislation this summer."

Read the law here.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

2011 - 2012 Competent Private Instruction Handbook

The Iowa Department of Education published it's 2011 - 2012 academic year Competent Private Instruction Handbook a couple of days ago.  You can download the .pdf file of the handbook here.  In my experienced opinion, this is a must-read for all Iowa homeschoolers.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

NEW - Senior Year Plus Programs (including PSEO)

Senior Year Plus was established in May 2008 when the Iowa legislature passed House File 2679. The enacted statute creates a new Iowa Code Chapter 261E that consolidates and standardizes several existing programs that have the potential to provide college credit coursework to high school students. Providing more opportunities for students to earn college credit while still in high school was an early proposal of Governor Chet Culver.
Senior Year Plus programs include:
  • Advanced Placement ®
  • Post Secondary Enrollment Options (PSEO)
  • Concurrent Enrollment
  • Career Academies
The Iowa Department of Education issued it's Senior Year Program Guidebook on November 11, 2009. Any and all homeschooling teens who think they might want to utilize one of the Senior Year Plus programs should read this guidebook.

Senior Year Plus Legislative Briefing (2009)

Sidebar Links Updated and Working

I've updated the links in the sidebar again!

2009 - 2010 Competent Private Instruction Handbook

You can download your own .pdf file of the handbook here. The handbook includes Form A and other forms needed for notifying your school district that you will be homeschooling.