Summer learning has never been more essential. Educators often talk about the “summer slide,” when student skills and learning abilities drop off from disuse. As a former third grade teacher, I know how important it is that children continue reading, inquiring and exploring during the months between academic years. The stakes have never been higher…
Please take the time to reach out to the teachers you value – not just with words but also with actions.
Idahoans are resilient and we have top-notch state and local leaders dedicated to ensuring that we come out of this stronger and better able to meet the challenges and opportunities of the future.
Together, we can and will help our students dream, lead and achieve!
They need to know how much they are valued — not just with words, but with actions.
I, my staff, and school districts and educators across this state are committed to the success and well-being of your children.
I am proud of our outreach and more than pleased with the thousands of thoughtful, helpful comments we’ve gathered. The initiative will be stronger and richer for their input.
Work is underway this summer as the K-12 education funding formula committee moves from its two years of research into decision-making.
I want to share some principles that, if adhered to, will lead to such a system.
Given the importance of a high-quality teacher in the classroom and how it relates to achievement, it’s time we begin to find strategies and realistic solutions to an issue that is also getting national attention.