HF 215 Signed

Governor Branstad signed HF 215 today.  From the press release:

“The 2013 education reform bill promises to provide all Iowa schools with the support they need to significantly raise student achievement,” said Branstad. “Change is never easy. But it was particularly painful that we had to acknowledge that Iowa slipped over the past two decades from a national leader in education to the middle of the pack.”

Radio Iowa has coverage of the signing, including audio of the signing ceremony.

The Gazette has coverage of the event here, and the DE here.

And just for fun, a post from Iowa .Gif-t Shop, and one from Scott McLeod: what were they thinking at the signing ceremony?