Education performance

National Standards Aim to Slice Achievement Gaps

This in-depth story looks into our country’s national education standards and how they are falling behind other countries. The new national standards are also requiring change for Iowa, whose state standards are no longer up to par with the rest of the nation.

Race to the Top Evens Playing Field, Challenges Teachers

President Obama’s new Race to the Top achievement standards for education aim to even the playing field for students, but are causing challenges for teachers who must cover more material then they are used to. If Iowa plans on participating in the next round of Race to the Top they must move quickly to meet the state and national standards.