Education groups dissect federal ESSA plan

Monday’s meeting included plenty of debate and disagreement, but educational stakeholders and state officials both felt the session was productive and went a long way to clearing up confusion.

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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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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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