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.
Are Democrats doing a “Happy Dance” following the State of the State address? This year could prove to be a turning point for Idaho.
I suspect that overall, Idahoans will be seeing competent, thoughtful and sane leadership from the top.
Idaho’s report card on its government-run school system is confusing. The State Department’s difficulty with providing a direct representation of reality shouldn’t be surprising and yet it still manages to amaze.
The State Board of Education is taking a serious and deliberate approach toward improving mental health resources at our secondary and postsecondary schools and institutions.
Then look forward to the upcoming year and the sense of excitement and energy a new year offers.
But accomplishing it will take bold leadership, further investment, wise choices and laser-like focus.
The State Board is teaming with the Idaho Workforce Development Council to get the word out.