Chuck Malloy

Is Ybarra a leader for schools, or glorified secretary?

The lead player is the governor, who runs on education platforms and ultimately is judged according to the quality of the public schools.

Governor has broad support for literacy goals

Little is on the right track by making literacy a centerpiece of his agenda, and kudos to the superintendents for backing him. The effort is long overdue.

Storms are brewing for this legislative session

This is not going to be your typical election-year “caretaker” session, and maybe not an easy one for the governor.

IEA checklist goes beyond dollars spent

IEA President: “Let’s create a picture of what we want our schools to look like and build a budget on making that happen.”

So where was Superintendent Ybarra?

The No. 2 guy in Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ office visits the Gem State, and Idaho’s top education official was nowhere to be found. Mark her down for an “unexcused” absence.

No ‘learning curve’ for this governor; he’s ready

I suspect that overall, Idahoans will be seeing competent, thoughtful and sane leadership from the top.

Ybarra says Idaho schools are on the right path

The state superintendent says voters should grade her on accomplishments.

Wilson looks to take superintendent job from Ybarra

Wilson has at least a fighting chance in this election — Ybarra has opened the door some.

Maverick school trustee is keeping campaign promises

If you are one who happens to think that the education establishment needs to be shaken up, then Russell Joki is your kind of guy. The new board member for the West Ada School District campaigned on the promise he would provide more scrutiny and accountability, and he has delivered.

Accepting Ybarra’s cookie-cutter standards would worsen Idaho elections

The state superintendent makes a mistake by assuming she was elected to represent the views and wishes of educators. The superintendent, as with other state constitutional officers, is elected to represent the taxpayers and the education system as a whole.