In this week’s briefs Presidential Scholar nominations are open for seniors, two rural Idaho teachers win a STEM award and Nampa teens get artistic for Day of the Dead.
Shelley Superintendent Bryan Jolley has announced his plans to retire in June.
Members approved a funding model that would pay colleges and universities based on the degrees they produce instead of enrollment or credit hours.
The decline is 2.5 percent among undergraduates and .8 percent among graduate students, despite some positive enrollment indicators.
“The worst thing in the world would be to have 170 definitions of what competency is…” State Board President Linda Clark said.
Some students examined a human brain. Others flew simulated drones.
Beginning this year, parent and staff voices will play a larger role in school accountability.
Both camps confirmed that KTVB is organizing an Oct. 29 event.
The vast majority of legislative races won’t be competitive, so keep an eye out for these five races on Nov. 6.
The Idaho Office of School Safety and Security announced it had received $540,000 in competitive grants from the U.S. Department of Justice.
Much of the money will come from a two-year private grant. But early education programs will still need a stable source of state funding, a leading pre-K advocate says.
Cindy Wilson answers questions about teacher pay, school safety, accountability and higher education.
Dennis Doan will fill out the remainder of Doug Park’s term, which runs through September 2020.
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