Here is a progress update in four areas provided by Dr. Linda Clark, president of the State Board of Education.
Online learning has the potential to revolutionize higher education. We must continue to make such access a priority for the future of our state and its citizens.
The landscape of higher education is more complex than ever. Students have the flexibility to progress on their own terms and are aided in Idaho by strong relationships between our colleges and universities.
If sanctions are being placed on schools solely based on graduation rate, how will alternative schools ever be able to comply? They won’t!
The State Department of Education should do away with the senior math requirement.
Education is an investment, not an expense. I am most grateful for the investments made this year, which will pay dividends in Idaho’s future.
We need to continue to find ways to make it easier for our young people to continue their education.
Vote in support of bonds and levies on Tuesday but vote against the Guided Education Management Act.
The legislation is a blatant workaround that avoids both the text and intent of Idaho’s Constitution.
This bill is potentially taking away funding for public schools throughout the state.
I’m a teacher and school shootings are my worst nightmare. Real change requires action, not idle blame.
My primary intention: modeling and demonstrating optimism and how to positively interpret adversity.
Idaho needs to invest state dollars in high-quality preschool options for families.
State investment in residency programs makes sense for Idaho. Training more doctors will lead to healthier Idahoans, economic benefits and returns on investment that far outweigh the costs.
The University of Idaho needs to move into the 21st century and stop limiting student education based on assumptions drawn from decades earlier.
Finding qualified special education teachers — particularly in rural areas — is just about as easy as electing a Democrat to a state office. Good luck! Our exceptional children deserve the best.
Increasing degree and certificate rates for Idahoans is an important cultural change. Like most cultural changes, we must make continued, consistent efforts on multiple fronts to achieve important goals.
It would be good if the people making decisions about these programs would talk with the people who are tasked with carrying out the mandate in order to make improvements that will benefit all concerned.
The State Board believes there is a postsecondary path and a bright future for every student.
Idaho has made exciting and substantial progress.