Rules are important because they carry the force of law and affect Idahoans in numerous ways.
The 34-year educator will step down as superintendent and begin taking state retirement benefits, but he won’t be leaving the education profession entirely.
Emmett residents asked about early childhood education, population growth, infrastructure, healthcare and more during the new governor’s first “Capital for a Day” event.
What did your school do today?
Schools are expanding their offerings for young kids, which also means more than a dozen job openings for kindergarten teachers.
Fellowships here, scholarships there, awards everywhere.
The Legislature was willing to let them expire. Little will need to act before July 1.
In other action, the State Board elected Debbie Critchfield as its new president.
The student tuition and fee increases will range from 4.9 percent to 6.1 percent — and it comes after lawmakers gave the higher education system a 3.5 percent increase from tax coffers.
Did the House Education Committee take back its rightful place as a leader in setting education policy?
The bottom line: 45.3 percent of students are eligible for federal subsidies. That’s still down from a year ago.
This spring the State Department of Education is asking parents and school staff to fill out an “engagement and satisfaction survey” as a way to gauge school quality.
Nampa High School senior Sebastian Griffin convinced legislators to pass a law to allow high-achieving high school students to graduate early and focus on internships, apprenticeships or college courses.
The community school will follow a place-based model, teaching students with a mastery learning system.