In 2017, lawmakers will have to decide whether to continue their commitment to the state’s reading initiative — in the absence of any hard numbers on student achievement. Third in a six-part series.
Idaho is poised to change its literacy metric — just as the state’s politicians, parents and educators try to gauge the results from a new reading initiative. Fourth in a six-part series.
With the right instruction, most special education students can increase their literacy. But do Idaho schools have the resources and knowledge to provide those tools? Fifth in a six-part series.
The $11.25 million literacy initiative provides extra money to help at-risk readers across the state. But there are exceptions to that rule. Sixth in a six-part series.
Four of every 10 K-3 students show up for school each fall without grade-level reading skills. Idaho is putting $11.25 million into extra help for at-risk readers. First in a six-part series.
Districts with more at-risk readers receive a bigger share of the state’s $11.25 literacy budget. And these districts tend to face some underlying demographic challenges. Second in a six-part series.