One non-surprise from the list of Idaho’s lowest-performing schools: Demographics matter.
Boise State University’s interim president cited several success stories in an address Tuesday morning.
The former Sherri Ybarra aide couldn’t scare up the state superintendent via phone or text, so he put his decision in writing.
Jason Benjamin admitted having sex with a 17-year-old student; he was 39 at the time. “We just felt that we couldn’t throw this guy’s life away, when in our definition she wasn’t raped,” the jury’s foreman told the Twin Falls Times-News.
The state’s largest district says the state should help pay the price of growth by covering half the cost of school bond issues.
High school students seem less interested in majoring in education, according to a recent 10-year study. It could take minimum teaching salaries of more than $50,000 to turn that around.
Only 34.7 percent of West Virginia’s adults hold a college degree or certificate, ranking lowest in the nation. By comparison, 40.6 percent of Idaho adults hold a degree or certificate.
For the second time this month, the board held a closed executive session to discuss an undisclosed personnel issue at the University of Idaho.
Teacher pay is the main sticking point in the sprawling Idaho County district. Union negotiators say the district needs to fix flaws in its salary schedule.
Xavier Charter School joins a handful of districts and charters that allow employees to carry concealed firearms on campus.
Only 49.5 percent of Idaho’s high school seniors have applied for federal college financial aid, according to a new study. Only seven states have a lower application rate.
According to U.S. News and World Report, 55.2 percent of Idaho students hit benchmark scores on college-placement tests in 2017. But that math remains a mystery.
The research suggests pre-K advocates “should invest time and effort in other methods that might achieve the goal of school readiness,” Education Week reported Thursday.
The House Education Committee chairwoman considered a write-in bid after her upset loss in the May 15 Republican primary.
Sherri Ybarra’s attendance record ranks second-worst among the State Board’s eight members. Democratic nominee Cindy Wilson has labeled the GOP incumbent a “no-show superintendent.”
Idaho added nearly 37,000 residents from 2016 to 2017. One-third of them are senior citizens. That’s a big deal for school districts.
The idea behind common course numbers is to make it easier for students to transfer credits, and give students a clearer idea of what they need to do to get a degree.
Idaho’s teacher salaries, adjusted for cost of living, rank lowest in the nation and come in 12 percent below the national average. That’s one finding from a larger national salary study from the Washington, D.C.-based Brookings Institution.
The Preston Junior High School teacher is accused of feeding a sick puppy to a snapping turtle. The case could go to a jury trial in October.
The $375,000 will come from a patchwork of one-time funding sources, and the district will re-evaluate the plan next year, the Twin Falls Times-News reported.