Idaho EdNews Podcasts

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.

Episode 38: A topsy-turvy week for the State Board

We go in-depth on the State Board’s proposal to crack down on bad teacher evaluation data — and recap the rest of a busy week.

Episode 37: Small District Success Stories

From Murtaugh to New Plymouth, small Idaho school districts are making waves as students head back to school.

Episode 36: A first look at new SBAC results

This week, Kevin Richert breaks the newest SBAC test results, which show small improvements across-the-board.

Episode 35: The Ybarra budget

This week, we break down the key numbers in state superintendent Sherri Ybarra’s 2017-18 budget request, and catch you up on the high-stakes postmortem battle over the Idaho Education Network.

Episode 34: Breaking Down Idaho’s Tax Shift

This week on Extra Credit: Kevin Richert breaks down Idaho’s 2006 tax shift.

Episode 33: A Deep Dive into Math Achievement

Following the money to find out if Idaho lawmakers realized a return on their investment in the Idaho math initiative.

Episode 32: Developing School Accountability

This week on Extra Credit: Breaking down the state’s new school accountability model and a closer look at whether strings are attached to the funding for literacy remediation.

Episode 31: All About IASA

This week on Extra Credit: school accountability, the new literacy initiative and direct admissions to Idaho colleges and universities.

Episode 30: Podcast Wars and Legal Briefs

This week, Kevin Richert takes on a rival Idaho podcast, plus all the week’s education news — from state legal briefs, to new superintendents and an upcoming education conference.