The federal Charter Schools Program is the only federal funding source that supports the opening of new charter schools, and the charter school community is counting on Idaho’s Congressional delegation to support the expansion of charter schools in Idaho.
Gov. Butch Otter says the teacher career ladder bill “represents two years of research, discussion and work by education stakeholders across the state.”
Idaho’s association for educational technology leaders is in favor of the state continuing to fund and support the Idaho Education Network (IEN). The concept of the IEN has been a positive experience for most school districts regardless of the contractual issues.
ISEE/Schoolnet has been a colossal failure and the Albertson Foundation is responsible for funding nearly half of it, highlighting the dysfunction caused when outside interest groups dabble in education policy.