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IEA releases its recommendations for education

IEA’s recommendations for improving education in Idaho include changing teacher certification, improving teacher preparation and developing better leaders.

Rise and Shine: Monday, January 14, 2013

Read what’s being published and said about education around the country. This week, much of the conversations are about safety in schools and funding.

House committee endorses cursive bill

Cursive comeback? A bill requiring schools to teach cursive handwriting is headed to the House floor.

Education task force prioritizes topics

Education task force agrees by voting that professional development and teacher effectiveness are some of the most important issues to discuss for education reform.

Task force leaves labor issues to Legislature

The Governor’s Education Task Force decided to leave labor negotiations and the FY 2013 budget to the Legislature to debate and decide.

Education briefs from around the state

Upcoming events related to education are in today’s briefs package. Please send us your events and we’ll highlight them here or on our calendar.

Fun facts about House Ed members

One has nine children. Another eight. One has lived in Egypt and Tokyo, yet another hasn’t left Donnelly. Some are retired teachers, while others are businessmen and realtors. Learn more about your House Ed members.

Rise and Shine: Wednesday, January 9

This feature is a roundup of links to recent local and national stories and opinion on education policies and practices. Included today is stories on school safety and jobs.

Governor names his task force

Gov. Butch Otter named his Task Force for Improving Education and scheduled its first meeting for Jan. 11 in Boise. The task force includes teachers, superintendents, parents and business leaders. The first meeting will include a welcome from the governor and task force chair Richard Westerberg.

Rise and Shine: Stories from other sources

This feature is a roundup of links to recent local and national stories and opinion on education policies and practices. Included today is Michelle Rhee’s grades for states, including Idaho, and commentary on the education reform dichotomy.