Despite the many challenges and constraints, Idaho’s charter schools have earned the right to the operational flexibilities that defined the intent of the original charter school law.
Get-a-degree reforms have yet to bear the fruit to merit the state government’s myopic insistence that more kids enter the higher education system.
We must stop delegating our children’s future to “edu-crats” in Washington and start taking the initiative to give our children the world-class education they deserve.
Idaho’s history with segregation, desegregation and charter schools is different than what a national story reported.
The federal government is working feverishly to undermine our families. Plus, a House bill penalizes teachers and college students.
The Republican candidates for governor are offering voters a range of opinions on whether the public education system should be expanded to include preschoolers. Supporters of government-funded early childhood education contend such taxpayer investments have proved their worth by getting children ready to succeed in school. Opponents contend research on whether government-funded prekindergarten pays off…
I seriously doubt students who have completed the equivalent of one year of college have it in their minds to drop out of school and then wait three years in hopes of qualifying for a scholarship.
It is past time for Idaho to craft a plan that not only better meets the needs of today’s students, but is nimble enough to meet the needs of their children.
A great deal of scholarly thinking supports the many physical, mental and emotional benefits of giving young people more opportunities to explore, wonder and learn during all of Idaho’s long summer days.
Giving educators a chance to erase a big chunk of their student loan debt for working in rural school districts is a targeted incentive.
The Idaho Governor’s Cup Scholarship program founded in 1974 by Andrus broke fundraising records this year.
The secret sauce is very simple – university students spend their school career alternating between full-time school semesters and full-time work semesters.
State Board member Debbie Critchfield says the influence of dynamic teachers, informed policies and committed adults will drive improvements to student achievement.
Lawmakers, and candidates for the Legislature, governor and state school superintendent, should be on notice that they’ll be asked where they stand on education choice now that they can no longer run and hide behind the Blaine Amendment.
Too many Idaho schoolchildren are stuck in a public school system that doesn’t meet their needs. It doesn’t have to be that way — other states are working to solve this problem. Idaho should be doing the same.
The State Department of Education has been providing data to the U.S. News and World Report that is inaccurate and unfair to some of the state’s top high schools.
By restoring funding for the Secure Rural Schools program, the federal government would meet an obligation to rural residents, says Sen. Mike Crapo, R-Idaho.
President Trump’s proposed budget calls for Congress to cease funding 21st Century Community Learning Centers, a cut that will impact youth and families in Idaho.
Congratulations, Mary Lynn Spiker, on the recognition of your outstanding contributions.
Idaho’s college saving program can make a dent in the cost of higher education and can serve as a state tax deduction.