Thirteen months into the coronavirus pandemic, is Idaho on the verge of another surge? As new variants creep into Idaho, is face-to-face instruction safe? What about spring sports and graduation ceremonies? To get some answers, Kevin Richert interviews Dr. David Pate. The former CEO of the St. Luke’s Health System, Pate sits on Gov. Brad…
The coronavirus pandemic did not necessarily create issues of equity. But it did expose equity issues — in education and health care. In this week’s podcast, Kevin Richert interviews Melissa Davlin from Idaho Public Television’s “Idaho Reports” on equity, and how it plays into debates unfolding at the Statehouse. Idaho Education News · Kevin’s…
The Legislature returns Tuesday, after a Statehouse coronavirus outbreak forced an unprecedented 18-day recess. This week, Kevin Richert interviews Senate President Pro Tem Chuck Winder, R-Boise, about pandemic protocols, and the long list of education bills still on lawmakers’ agenda. Idaho Education News · Kevin’s Podcast Episode 1
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Plus, we’ll recap a full week of legislative action.
Welcome to episode 244 of the Extra Credit podcast. This week three of Idaho’s largest school districts moved toward reopening for in-person learning for all grades. Meanwhile, the Legislature weighed in with several bills addressing school closure authority and the removal of public health limits for crowds and gatherings. We’ll help break it all down…
Statehouse action picked up with new bills on guns on school campuses and limitations on gatherings during the coronavirus pandemic.
The higher education hearings — and the issues legislators focused on — were particularly interesting this year.
This week we reported on personal stories from teachers across the state who shared their decisions about the coronavirus vaccine.