Month: March 2020

Little urges Idahoans to adhere to stay-home order or risk spike in COVID-19 cases

Idaho’s governor estimated it will take another nine days to see positive results of the stay-home order. And even with the order, state officials expect confirmed cases to increase in the coming days.

Audio: Talking about Idaho’s brave new education world

Did you miss Monday’s edition of “Idaho Matters” on Boise State Public Radio? Catch it here.

At the heart of Idaho’s coronavirus outbreak, Blaine County officials ponder the future

Despite the highest per-capita coronavirus rates in the state, trustees aren’t ruling out reopening school later this spring. “I don’t want to get too mired down right now in looking too far in the future,” trustee Rob Clayton said Monday.

Bluum hires chief officer for growth and strategy

Greg Richmond is the former founder and CEO of a national nonprofit devoted to improving authorizing practices for charter schools.

Idaho exigió que 11 escuelas mejorarían los puntajes de los estudiantes latinos

EdNews y el Idaho Statesman revisaron todos los 11 planes de mejora escolar y descubrieron que la mayoría no aborda totalmente un conjunto de estándares federales.

Little signs transgender athletics ban

The newly signed law would ban transgender girls and women from participating in girls’ and women’s sports. A legal challenge appears inevitable.

Idaho coronavirus update: 3.30.20: State Board to consider extending school closures

Plus, Idaho received a waiver from the USDA that will make it easier to feed more children amid school closures.

VIDEO: Talking school closures, and the pivot to online learning

Last week, I had a chance to talk with Scott Leadingham of Northwest Public Broadcasting in Pullman, Wash., about the effects of coronavirus in Idaho schools. Catch the video here.

The legislative endgame: 15 bills still sit on Little’s desk

Among the items on the governor’s desk: a bill that would ban transgender girls and women from playing in girls’ and women’s sports. He must act by Tuesday evening.

Denney wanted to delay the primary, but that won’t happen

The May 19 primary election is still a go, but all voting will take place absentee.