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.
Mary Ann Ranells has a six-month contract in Idaho’s largest school district — but she wants to stay longer.
The financial needs of schools have changed considerably since 1994. So too has the funding picture.
In 1994, it took lawsuits to spur the last rewrite of the state’s arcane school funding formula. Then it took a ton of new money to seal the deal.
Idaho is one of only five states without a pre-K program —