When it comes to charting a course for “back to school” this year, it’s more important than ever that decisions are made at the local level.
We must turn our focus to academic recovery and how to address the social-emotional impacts of the past several months.
Simply put, our kids need to be in school, with teachers and peers, to have the best opportunities to learn and grow.
We are in this together, and we are stronger together. Let’s work together to make sure students can be in the classroom.
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.