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.
Public education in Idaho works because it is a system-wide approach that is holistic, efficient and effective.
Approve a project to build a new high school because West Ada School District is bursting at the seams.
Literature is access into a greater wealth of experience; we learn about people and we learn about the world; the real world, not the filtered version we see on social media.
We can’t stop growth and voting against school bonds as a political statement is not what’s best for students.
It takes everyone working together, everyone on the same page, and everyone having the same goal in mind: protect our children.
Employers need skilled workers so they are partnering with education to make sure the talent pipeline is producing the workers they need.
I am proud of our outreach and more than pleased with the thousands of thoughtful, helpful comments we’ve gathered. The initiative will be stronger and richer for their input.
Progress? Absolutely. But let’s not celebrate prematurely.
If Idaho is to meet workforce needs, we have to find ways to encourage more male students to emulate what most of their female classmates are doing.
Summer can provide opportunities to explore areas that may be intimidating in formal settings, such as science, technology, engineering and math, known as STEM.
Parents, educators, and state policymakers should demand more information, not less.
Work is underway this summer as the K-12 education funding formula committee moves from its two years of research into decision-making.
I’ve found that nearly every teacher preparation program has an ancillary focus on urban education. The study of rural education is almost nonexistent.
The Guided Pathways Committee will continue to develop and refine strategies for improving our system this summer.
Open Educational Resources is not only vital, but is at the forefront of the movement toward making college accessible for all learners.
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!