Idaho EdNews Podcasts

Episode 48: Exploring the teacher evaluations controversy

Special guest J.J. Saldana from the Idaho Commission on Hispanic Affairs joined the Extra Credit podcast for a special live broadcast.

Episode 47: A New Leader of the House Education Committee

This week, we highlight new House Education Committee Chairwoman Julie VanOrden and explain her goals for the year ahead.

Episode 46: Election 2016 Special Coverage

Jaclyn Kettler from Boise State University joins the podcast this week as we take a closer look at elections results and answer questions submitted over social media.

Episode 45: The GOP’s Big Win

Sizing up election results and explaining why parents and teachers are frustrated with Idaho’s plan to comply with a federal education law.

Episode 44: Election Preview 2016

On this week’s podcast we offer up a preview of your Idaho ballot, break down the the issues and highlight some races to keep an eye on Nov. 8.

Episode 43: A closer look at Idaho’s go-on rate

Welcome to episode 43 of the Extra Credit podcast. This week, hosts Kevin Richert and Clark Corbin take a look at Idaho’s closely-watched go-on rate. Last week, we reported the percent of high school graduates going on with their education dropped from 52 percent to 46 percent. This week, we take a closer look at…

Episode 42: The state’s big data dustup

This week on Extra Credit: A closer look at the big data clash between State Superintendent Sherri Ybarra and the rest of the State Board of Education.

Episode 41: The State’s Convoluted Contract

This week on Extra Credit: Taking a closer look at the contact of Sherri Ybarra’s new chief policy officer and following the money down the campaign trail.

Episode 40: An Early Look at Literacy Plans

Journalist Kevin Richert offers an early look at the plans school districts designed to help struggling young readers.

Episode 39: A Fiscal Reckoning

This week lawmakers got their first costs estimates for rewriting the state’s complicated school funding formula. We’ll give you 131 million reasons why the rewrite won’t come cheap.