Debbie Critchfield

Student mental health must be addressed

The State Board of Education is taking a serious and deliberate approach toward improving mental health resources at our secondary and postsecondary schools and institutions.

Idaho’s Opportunity Scholarship for Adult Learners; a ticket to success

The State Board is teaming with the Idaho Workforce Development Council to get the word out.

Board budget proposals designed to improve Idaho’s go-on rate

State Board of Education researchers estimate the “go-on” rate could increase five to 10 percent annually if summer melt is effectively addressed. 

State Board committed to addressing Magic Valley’s teacher shortage

If Idaho State University cannot improve its offerings, the Board may make it possible for the College of Southern Idaho to offer a four-year education degree.

The recommendations of the Guided Pathways workgroup

They are designed to prepare students, with their parents’ assistance, to make their own education and career plans.

Understanding why some Idaho high school seniors ‘melt away’ after graduation

It is a yearly phenomenon that educators call “summer melt” and researchers at Idaho State Board of Education are working to find out how many Idaho students melt away and why it occurs. 

The real work happens in local districts and classrooms

State Board member Debbie Critchfield says the influence of dynamic teachers, informed policies and committed adults will drive improvements to student achievement.