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.
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.