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.
The 2015 Legislature shifted high school broadband funding — and jurisdiction — to the State Department of Education.
Test scores tail off in middle school and high school — which suggests that economic and social forces may be the underlying cause.
The first-year superintendent took heat for early-session budget stumbles — then earned praise for helping schools through the broadband crisis.