Day: February 20, 2015

Statehouse roundup, 2.20.15: Parental rights bill heads to House floor

House Bill 113 is one of two legislative measures that seek to assert parental rights in education choices.

Broadband roundup: the 2.20.15 edition (w/video)

  A few quick hits on the ever-evolving Idaho Education Network saga:   Senate vote Monday. The Senate will take up the short-term broadband bailout bill Monday morning. House Bill 168 would earmark $3.6 million to reimburse school districts for short-term broadband contracts. The bill passed the House Thursday on a 68-1 vote. Coeur d’Alene goes…

Stakeholders make push for school funding

Public testimony supports increased funding for teacher salaries, professional development and restoring cuts to operations funding for districts.

Teachers labor for choices beyond the union

The Legislature has done some fine work in recent years to get the schools less beholden to labor union demands and more accountable to their local communities. But it could do so much more, and it should.