Debbie Critchfield

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.