The night was a chance to model how a school, a community partner and families could come together to foster student growth.
INSIDE: Vaccination opt-out bill passes — barely — after a tense hearing. And JFAC decides on more education budgets.
It’s budget crunch time. Lawmakers are moving money around. What does that mean for college students and young readers? We explain.
Education groups and legislators are meeting behind the scenes in hopes of introducing a funding bill by next week.
The State Department of Education could not pursue a share of $241 million in federal grants, because it cannot use state dollars as a funding match. Idaho is one of only four states that does not fund pre-K, according to a new study.
Budget-writers agreed — unanimously — to put an additional $49 million into the teacher salary career ladder, and double literacy program funding to $26 million. The seven budget bills now go to the House and Senate.
Sen. Dean Mortimer’s voluntary turnaround bill now heads to the House, where a similar bill stalled out a year ago.
In other news, a Nampa student gets a hearing on a bill to give high-achieving students a more flexible high school schedule.
The plan would allow outgoing President Chuck Staben to return to teaching at U of I in 2020 and earn no less than the highest paid full professor in the college.
She will focus on reporting with an eye toward multimedia and storytelling innovation.
He’s been with the district for several years and was selected from a pool of 18 candidates.
Scott Woolstenhulme will replace outgoing superintendent Chuck Shackett at the end of this school year.
The more than $300,000 will reimburse what the district lost to an email scam.
Gov. Little has changed his salary proposal since January’s State of the State address.
Under the bill, school boards with vacancies could enter into executive session based on a majority vote.
The school has served pregnant teens since 1964. But enrollment has dropped sharply in the past two years, and the district will cut back on the school’s on-site faculty.
In other Statehouse news, an East Idaho school district says an Idaho Falls legislator jumped the gun on a sex education bill.