2019 Homeschool Iowa Capitol Day

Hundreds of Iowa homeschooling families from all across the state of Iowa gathered at the Iowa Statehouse for our 2019 Homeschool Iowa Capitol Day.

An Eye on Legislation

We’re keeping an eye on homeschool-related legislation at the Iowa Statehouse. What bills have been filed? What do they call for? What is our response?

Your Family @Capitol Day

What is one of the most important elements needed to maintain our homeschooling freedoms in Iowa?
It’s you! It’s your homeschooling family!

“Wellness” Checks for Homeschoolers”

An Iowa legislator calls for all Iowa parents who have chosen a legal private education option to submit to periodic home visits to check on the “wellness” of their children.

NICHE & DOT on Driver Ed

NICHE reached out to the DOT on Parent Taught Driver Education concerns, advocating for Iowa homeschooling families. What was the outcome?

NOTE: If Using CPI Form A

Take Note if you are using the 2018-2019 CPI Form A. The Department of Education has published three versions of this form. Find important information here.

IPI vs CPI with Opt-Out

What’s the difference between Independent Private Instruction (IPI) and Competent Private Instruction (CPI) Option 2 with Opt-Out? Here’s the answer!

Be Prepared for IPI As a Legislative Target

IPI As a Legislative Target

As the January 8 opening of the 2018 Iowa Legislative Session approaches, anti-homeschool rumblings can continually be heard. High-profile individuals and organizations are calling for increased regulation and oversight for homeschooling families. In a recent public forum and in a published editorial, the American Association of University Women addressed the topic of homeschooling in Iowa – especially Independent Private Instruction … Read More

Public School Alters Form

Public School Alters Form

“Oh, look! The school district included the NICHE IPI form in the information packet they sent me. I’ll just fill it out and send it in.” Sounds simple; right? And how nice that the school district used a NICHE form; right? Not so fast. Let’s take a closer look at the form.