Meanwhile, the Idaho Freedom Foundation, in a letter to donors last month, took credit for a “never-before-seen” reckoning with Idaho’s K-12 education system.
The survey’s goals and methodology are ambiguous, though Rep. Nichols’ post says the survey will study curriculum in Idaho schools.
As lawmakers withdrew from Idaho’s capital city Thursday — at least temporarily — the fate of a much-debated $6 million early education grant remained in question.
Lawmakers wrapped up their work late Wednesday night. At 122 days, the session is the longest in state history.
In an interview Friday, Sen. Patti Anne Lodge emphasized the need to train teachers and school staff so they know how to respond to a crisis. The staff’s response to Thursday’s shooting at Rigby Middle School underscored the value of training, she said.
Some of the hottest debates over education bills – around school budgets and indoctrination in the classroom – have been settled.