Contrary to the popular narrative, conservatives gained ground in southern Idaho. And this will make a difference in the 2017 Legislature.
The Social Impact Partnership Act is fiscally responsible, pushing both service providers and government agencies to focus on achieving important outcomes rather than just raising or spending money.
Survey results are another call for Idaho’s charter school sector and its allies to do more to grow and expand schools that serve larger numbers of economically disadvantaged and minority students.
Invest more in education and focus single-mindedly on student achievement.
The data and research confirm that our education system can do better. This will require increased learning options and innovation.
New money is important for Idaho’s schools. But so too is encouraging educators to try new things for the benefit of students. Idaho’s lawmakers got the balance right this legislative session.
Idaho is the host to the FIRST Robotics Regional competition, bringing 29 high school robot teams from across the country together for a competition free to spectators.
Remember, skills can be taught, but personality cannot. So be sure you like the person you are hiring, and be sure that existing staff will like them, too.
We can close this gap with an unrelenting focus on student achievement. But first, each Idaho community must want and choose a brighter future for itself and for its young people.
As superintendents of many schools in East Idaho, we feel it is important to defend our districts against a blatant attempt to undermine support for the public school system that serves this area.