Kevin Richert is an award-winning journalist with 27 years of experience reporting on education and government. Most of his professional career has been spent in Idaho.
In 2013-14, Idaho schools received nearly $7.2 million under a 2000 federal law. But Congress did not reauthorize the law.
However, Idaho should make its plan more flexible and more responsive to a changing profession, according to a new national report.
There is no opt-out bill on the agenda — yet. But the idea is already having a ripple effect at the Statehouse.
The state wants contractors to suggest how to rewrite the Idaho Education Network contract — a ‘great first step,’ according to Syringa CEO Greg Lowe.