Boise teacher elected to president of the IEA

Kari Overall, an educator from South Junior High, will take over for Penni Cyr, who is retiring after six years serving in the leadership role of Idaho’s teachers union.

Funding formula committee resumes its long slog

The panel of 10 state lawmakers is staring at a huge task: unraveling and rewriting a formula used to carve up nearly $1.7 billion in K-12 money. Not surprisingly, committee members are in no rush to finish the job.

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Education news around Idaho

This week’s briefs feature Linda Clark’s election as president of the State Board of Education, the Governor’s Cup Scholarships winners, kids who took home prizes at the Invention Convention and Entrepreneurship competition and STEM grants awarded to local libraries.

ISAT, SAT scores remain virtually flat

The State Board of Education took a quick and cursory look at the numbers Thursday afternoon. The state will release more comprehensive ISAT results in the fall.

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The paradox of ‘grit’

Maybe we have to teach kids that asking for help is okay, that letting go isn’t giving up, and that sometimes the only pathway to peace might also mean coming face to face with our own shadow and embracing it with love, empathy and compassion.

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