After decades of studies and billions of dollars spent, maybe it’s time to admit the state is doing education all wrong.
They add value to a community and create learning opportunities for families and children that wouldn’t exist otherwise.
A college education is a great investment for individuals and for our state as a whole. We all have a stake in keeping it as affordable as we possibly can. Our students are depending on us.
Cartoon depictions on the ceiling at Wood River High School are but a symptom of a greater problem, that of kids being presented with a biased view of what American government is all about.
Idahoans should expect to see a reduction in agency regulations and the elimination of policies that have no business being on the books in Idaho.
How can we help students get the skills they need to qualify for a family-sustaining job or build the workforce our economy needs if we can barely pass an increase in scholarships that make postsecondary affordable?
They need to be held accountable for their performance. It’s important for the overall health of a state’s public charter school sector.
The bill would award incentives to failing schools that are otherwise not available to the best schools and their teachers.
It is time to fund a proven approach toward increasing post-secondary attainment.
We hope our new report encourages candid and necessary conversations regarding what citizens want for the future of Idaho.
“To the degree that we’re stuck with it, the Legislature should pass a school funding formula that empowers students to pursue the best education for themselves.”
There is much “Good” to note and build on, but there is also a need to redouble efforts to work at improving the “Bad” and the “Ugly.”
The idea may have been simple, but the solution is highly complex. Only by working together will we bridge the gap between our high schoolers and their future careers.
Policymakers and the media should give postsecondary and K-12 education systems equal attention. It would be what is needed to tell the whole story on postsecondary credential attainment.
While working to achieve more movement, don’t forget the importance of balanced nutrition.
Learning, in all of its forms, is not just a year-round pursuit, but a lifetime one. No one should be stuck in a part-time job when they need a full-time job. We seek opportunity for a lifetime of prosperity.
I promise all young Idahoans I will be a champion for education excellence and student achievement so they have the best chance to stay in Idaho.
Idaho policymakers have been wrapped up in the notion that preschool does not work.
Charters in Idaho face a special financial challenge when it comes to financing their facility costs.
It’s still a problem because the solution is the problem.