Idaho EdNews Podcasts

Episode 14: Priorities

This week on Extra Credit we analyze Superintendent Sherri Ybarra’s performance on her top legislative priorities and look ahead to next month’s primary elections.

Episode 13: Aftermath

This week we look back on the legislative session, discuss government transparency and talk about why one of the state’s poorest districts is looking toward a high tech future.

Episode 12: Sine die

This week on Extra Credit hosts Clark Corbin and Kevin Richert discuss the final days of the legislative session and break down this year’s action from an education perspective.

Episode 11: Sunshine Week

This week, we explain the open meetings law concerns in Caldwell and discuss the unresolved education issues still in play as legislators inch closer toward adjournment.

Episode 10: Madness of March

Welcome to episode 10 of the Extra Credit podcast. The final weeks of Idaho’s legislative sessions can get pretty crazy, and this year is no exception. This week, hosts Kevin Richert and Clark Corbin break down the madness, which includes an error-filled state report on educators’ salary bonuses and some bad blood between lawmakers. Richert…

Episode Nine: Unfinished Business

Welcome to episode nine of the Extra Credit podcast. This week, hosts Kevin Richert and Clark Corbin dissect the new public school budget. They also explain why lawmakers’ work on education funding likely isn’t finished. Then, Corbin highlights a new bill that is designed to increase oversight of teacher evaluations, which have become a controversial…

Episode eight: the numbers game

Hosts Kevin Richert and Clark Corbin offer an early look at the public school budget that will be set Monday. They also offer a few reckless predictions for when the Legislature may adjourn for the year.

Episode seven: Literacy

Welcome to episode seven of the Extra Credit podcast. It was a busy week at the Statehouse, and hosts Kevin Richert and Clark Corbin are here to summarize all the biggest education news. This week, they cover all the bumps in the road that a literacy proposal hit, leading to the introduction of a rewritten…

Episode Six: Weird Science, Part Two

Hosts Kevin Richert and Clark Corbin discuss all the biggest Statehouse news, including the process that led to the creation of the ill-fated science standards, a proposed constitutional amendment and a literacy proposal that appears to be in jeopardy.

Episode five: Weird science

Hosts Kevin Richert and Clark Corbin cover all the week’s big topics in education, including an update on proposed science standards and a close look at the ongoing debate over tax cuts and education funding levels.