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States begin analyzing SBAC tests


Education officials are compiling thousands of survey responses from students and teachers.

‘Go-on’ numbers trend downward

Coeur d'Alene Academy 2

The latest numbers are a snapshot in time, subject to change. But they illustrate a clear and wide gap between Idaho’s postsecondary “go-on” rate and the state’s ambitious goals.

Committee finalizes licensure plans

July 29 Tiered Licensure

The committee is expected to take its recommendations for a new system of teacher licensure to the State Board of Education for consideration in October.

David Peterson’s move, and Nampa’s transition

David Peterson interview

The district’s fourth superintendent since 2012 hopes to focus on academics.

It’s back to work for Idaho school administrators


Conferences next week feature networking sessions, updates and informational meetings. INSIDE: A list of administrators of the year and distinguished service awards.

Following the leadership premium dollars

VanBuren 1

How are districts spending $15.8 million in teacher leadership premiums? Here’s a closer look.

State Board appointees outline goals

SDE exterior

Debbie Critchfield and Dave Hill say their priorities are implementing the K-12 task force recommendations and improving Idaho’s college go-on rates.

New Idaho Falls schools nearly ready

New Dora Erickson

District officials said Longfellow and Edgemont elementary schools will open on time when the school year begins Sept. 2.

A school trustee’s learning curve

Shauneen Grange, pulled from her Linkedin account

For Shauneen Grange — a longtime Idaho political activist — a 17-month run on the Boise School Board has provided an education into the city’s education system.

Public meetings devoted to new law

Luna Tech Award

Beginning next week, parents and high school students can attend a series of regional meetings to learn if they can obtain up to $600 for college courses and exams.

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