After seven years, two task forces and $133 million in spending, Idaho is unable to convince more high school graduates to continue their education.
In 28 of the 29 schools, at least 91 percent of teachers earned an overall score of “proficient” or better on their evaluation.
The Bonneville School Board agreed to a hefty retirement payout without discussing the matter in an open meeting.
Some experts and studies peg principal evaluations as an increasingly vital area of accountability.
This year, SAT scores dropped in 18 of Idaho’s 20 largest school districts. Meanwhile, Idaho’s high-poverty rural districts still lag behind the state’s average.
By providing free college-level classes in high school, Idaho hopes to encourage a new generation of college students. The results have been mixed.
Sluggish outcomes have resulted in the Idaho Public Charter School Commission’s recent sanctioning of six virtual schools and fueled concerns that the for-profit partnerships hinder school oversight.
The more than 6,000 students enrolled in Idaho’s virtual schools perform well below their brick-and-mortar peers.