The pay raises are the largest in the era of the “career ladder,” Idaho’s five-year, $250 million plan to boost teacher pay. The average teacher salary now exceeds $48,000.
Free college classes in high school. More college scholarships. More college and career counselors. But Idaho still struggles to convince high school graduates to continue their education. Why? Part one of a four-story series.
“…Dunn misrepresented or deliberately omitted information regarding the evaluation of personnel…” a state agency ruled.
During the recession, schools used the local levies to offset unprecedented state budget cuts. The state’s K-12 budget is rebounding, but districts are still relying on help from local taxpayers.
Dan Goicoechea resigned from the State Department of Education Sept. 18, after a former colleague filed a complaint alleging harassment and discrimination.
Every year, some 2,500 Idaho college students need extra help to complete college-level work. Schools are looking for new ways to help get these students working toward their degrees.
State Board of Education member Debbie Critchfield believes evaluations are improving and the State Board has added more transparency to the process with its annual review process.
In an effort to make school practices more transparent for parents, employees and taxpayers, nearly 72 percent of Idaho district and charter websites display all contracts, budgets and strategic plans.
Chuck Zimmerly sent an email to superintendents seeking campaign support just three hours after Ybarra told Idaho EdNews she was holding off on launching her re-election bid in order to focus on her job.