A social media giveaway, a big award for a Boise teacher and more education news from around the Gem State.
Many school districts in the area have not yet determined their back-to-school plans as they wait to see how the virus progresses.
The district will also postpone the first day of school by a week and mandate masks for students.
Parents in urban areas reported more concern about sending kids back to school in person, and more support for flexible, staggered schedules.
District leaders expect school buildings to open in mid-August, but plans are flexible depending on the virus’ spread.
Federal officials say schools in coronavirus “hot spots” could require distance-learning. As of mid-July, three in four Idaho students lived in areas that meet that definition.
According to a survey of 600 Idaho parents, if schools must close again, they expect schools to be better prepared to facilitate distance learning.
A 34-year educator’s in-person graduation goodbye, a new face on the SDE leadership team and more education news from across state.