Idaho EdNews Podcasts

This week’s podcasts: 1.27.23

This is “Education Week” at the Statehouse — and that means a lot of talk about schools and money. Clark Corbin of Idaho Capital Sun joins Kevin Richert this week, to take a deep dive into the dollars, and the most powerful committee in the Statehouse. Idaho Education News · Episode 184 As a teacher,…

This week’s podcast: 1.5.23

The 2023 Legislature has a huge sum of money it could put into education — starting with $330 million for K-12, earmarked by lawmakers in September. The spending and policy decisions fall to a new-look Legislature, including 45 lawmakers who weren’t in the Statehouse a year ago. It adds up to an eventful and unpredictable…

This week’s podcast: 12.21.22

It’s going to be a new legislative session for dozens of lawmakers. And for the Mountain States Policy Center, a fledgling, free-market think tank based in Coeur d’Alene. This week, Kevin Richert interviews Chris Cargill, the center’s president and CEO, about the group’s priorities in education — and the results of its recent statewide public…

This week’s podcast: 12.9.22

It was a big day, and a life-changing day. On one afternoon in October, hundreds of Latino students received a share of nearly $9 million in college scholarships — awarded at the Hispanic Youth Leadership Summit at The College of Idaho. To put these scholarships into perspective, Kevin Richert talks this week with JJ Saldaña,…

11.29.22: This week’s podcasts

Kevin Richert interviewed U of I Provost Torrey Lawrence and Carly Flandro interviews the only teacher on Debbie Critchfield’s transition team, Julie Nawrocki from Idaho Falls.

11.18.22: This Week’s Podcasts

After some high-profile — but ultimately decisive — trustee races, what’s next at the College of Western Idaho? To get some answers, Kevin Richert sits down with CWI board chair Molly Lenty. Idaho Education News · Episode 78 Mental health needs have risen among Idaho’s youth. What can school staff do to support students? Nancy…

11.11.22: This week’s podcasts

What happened in Tuesday’s elections? What does it all mean for schools, for parents and for taxpayers? To break it all down, the Kevin Richert Podcast puts together an expert panel this week: Clark Corbin, a reporter with the Idaho Capital Sun and an Idaho EdNews alumnus; Rod Gramer, CEO of Idaho Business for Education;…

11.4.22: This week’s podcast

This week, we set the stage for next week. To preview Tuesday’s elections, Kevin Richert sits down with Boise State University political science professor Stephanie Witt and Idaho EdNews reporter Sadie Dittenber, who is heading up our coverage of the state superintendent’s race. Listen here: Idaho Education News · Episode 76

10.28.22: This week’s podcast

The National Assessment of Education Progress scores, released Monday, are a window into post-pandemic learning loss. Scores dropped across the board in Idaho. But Idaho also held its own — and even fared well — compared to national scores. To get some insight into what we learned this week, Kevin Richert sits down with Paul…