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.
We can move forward with a better choice than what was presented to the 2017 Legislature. Focus on the performance standards and leave the implementation and choice of supporting content up to the local districts.
Our current system gives one person — the governor — too much power.
Despite words, task forces and good intentions, our education system is failing many of our students. Idaho ranks 39th in high school graduation rates and only 20 percent of our kids are college and career ready when they graduate. We must do better.