Penni Cyr

Flawed tiered certification rule needs an overhaul

It is an issue that could have a detrimental effect on our ability to recruit and retain quality teachers, and is another attempt on the part of policymakers to discredit the experience, insight and professionalism of Idaho’s teachers.

Reinvest in the public education system

It is hard to fathom how the Idaho State Board can find it “acceptable” to bury its head in the sand and not make good on its responsibility to all the students, educators and citizens of Idaho.

Standards can benefit students, teachers

The Idaho Education Association supports the implementation of the Idaho Core Standards (commonly known as Common Core) as long as a proper support system is in place.

IEA reflects on 2013 legislative session

Almost nothing has been done to address how children learn and what systemic changes we can make to improve outcomes for all kids.

Union responds to Luna’s budget request

The Idaho Education Association applauds some items in Superintendent Tom Luna’s budget proposal, but hopes that before lawmakers dive into new long-term policy decisions, they wait for the governor’s task force to deliver their recommendations.