Rigor does not simply mean giving students more work or making it harder. Instead, it’s the outcome of engagement that challenges students’ thinking in new and interesting ways.
I won’t be applying for a bonus. Instead, I will spend that time working to improve student outcomes, not improve my pocketbook.
I’ve learned a lot during my time as a Board Member and want to share with you some insights about our system and how it operates.
New law underscores compensation issue needing immediate attention.
They need to know how much they are valued — not just with words, but with actions.
A couple of key early indicators tracked by the Idaho State Board of Education suggest more Idaho high school seniors are planning to enroll in college or a career technical program in the fall.
Idaho policymakers have done a lot over the last five years to raise teacher pay.
We believe student and staff safety is a local control issue that should be delegated to individual school districts.
Public education is the greatest discovery made by modern society.
Gov. Little’s Opportunity Scholarship proposal represents much-needed investment in our students, our state and our shared future.
There are great leaders who are capable of running great schools in our midst. Just because their pathway to education was different, does not mean they will not be effective.
Nearly half of Idaho children enter kindergarten unprepared because they have not been given the same opportunities as their peers.
With college and career advisers in place across our state, we are working to ensure they have clear lines of communication, Critchfield writes.
I, my staff, and school districts and educators across this state are committed to the success and well-being of your children.
Learning a foreign language is a challenging task and we should show more kindness to those who are trying, especially to our new community members who are just trying to survive here.
This is an innovative approach to provide access to affordable college opportunities beginning in the seventh grade.
Clearly, this issue should be at the very top of the agenda for Governor-elect Brad Little and the new Legislature come the New Year.
The program is built around multiple assessments that take into account different learning styles and work values that also helps students decide what they want to do.
When a student of Mexican descent sees those teachers in costumes promoting the degradation of the Mexican culture they receive the message that they are not welcomed.
When elected, I plan to request a “needs-based” budget, one that clearly identifies and then fully funds the needs of all Idaho children — equally and without discrimination.