A $1.5 million contract went to a New York-based vendor who was not the state’s low bidder, and has never run a similar project in any other state, according to public records obtained by Idaho Education News.
The kids got to spray fire hoses, try on heavy backpacks, learn about chainsaws, pulaskis, and rhinos, and see firefighters — their dads — dressed in protective gear.
In other news, a sprawling University of Idaho dairy research lab in the Magic Valley is $23 million closer to reality.
“I’m so involved in my community and I’m involved in my school,” said one student. “This is a great experience for me.”
Press secretary says situation speaks to unacceptable consequences of abortion bans.
Guidance is meant to help employees navigate ‘challenging law,’ university says.
They were supposed to be a golden ticket to strengthen education, attract teachers and boost morale. But more often, they are tedious checklists that have minimal impact on teacher pay.
It’s currently a streamlined system that’s consistent statewide, but isn’t always the best or most appropriate measuring stick.
Evaluations and bonus initiatives intended to reward high-performing teachers ended up being overly-complicated, feeble, and/or short-lived
Idaho administrators are required to evaluate all teachers every year. These evaluations matter because they are tied to tax dollars – teachers must earn a proficient or distinguished rating to be eligible for raises. And the more teachers who score high marks, the more money the state gives a district for salaries. Historically, nearly all…