Idaho EdNews Podcasts

Episode 24: Sizing up SAT results

SAT results for thousands of Idaho juniors are in, and the results are mixed. On this episode of Extra Credit we also look at budget concerns in the West Ada School District and discuss the future of testing.

Episode 23: Summertime politics

School may be out, but there is no vacation from Idaho politics. West Ada school board appointments, the GOP convention and the controversial SBAC test take center stage.

Episode 22: Swimming with the sharks

This week on Extra Credit: previewing the GOP State Convention, shining the light on failed charter schools that received federal grants, more growth for Middleton… and sharks!

Episode 21: The big topics in rural Idaho (and K-12 isn’t one of them)

This week, Kevin Richert sits down with Seth Ogilvie of “Idaho Reports” to talk about rural economics and rural politics — and how it all plays into the K-12 debate.

Episode 20: Breaking down the May elections

There’s plenty to talk about from the May 17 elections. More turnover and turmoil in the West Ada School District. Supplemental school levies pass across the state — with one exception. And topsy-turvy legislative primaries. Some key budget-writers hold off conservative challengers. Four hardline conservatives lose. But three moderate Republican incumbents lose as well. We…

Episode 19: Election Central

This week on Extra Credit we break down everything you need to know about what is at stake for education in next week’s primary election.

Episode 18: Refugee Reporting Project

This week on Extra Credit — A refugee reporting project, the latest West Ada news and a legislative race to follow during the May 17 primary election.

Episode 17: Breaking down the West Ada story

Kevin Richert and Michelle Edmonds of 6 On Your Side talk about West Ada. Kevin and Clark Corbin catch you up on science standards — and talk a little baseball too.

Episode 16: Idaho’s new (and mysterious) immunization numbers

This week in the Extra Credit podcast, we break down the new school immunization numbers. (They’re improving, but it’s unclear why.) We also recap a State Department of Education public hearing that was nearly devoid of the public. And we also take a closer look at state superintendent Sherri Ybarra’s inner circle — and a…

Episode 15: Photo flap

EdNews journalists Kevin Richert and Clark Corbin explain why they fought vigorously and publicly to remove photos from Rep. Ron Nate’s campaign video and legislative newsletter. Plus, highlights from all of the week’s biggest education stories.