The Idaho School Boards Association asks the Legislature to keep the four election dates intact so school trustees can determine what is necessary for the health and educational needs of their students.
We’re asking lawmakers to provide the option to use a weighted lottery enrollment system.
My plan to raise teacher pay includes a strong accountability system that is focused on student growth and proficiency and advanced professional practice.
The Board has come to realize that perhaps we put too much emphasis on student proficiency and not enough on growth.
It’s a concept based on the idea that students learn best when their physical and emotional needs are met.
They are not a replacement for traditional public schools. Rather, they are allies in helping Idaho improve its education system and in providing options for families.
Instead, we should focus on closing the achievement gap between our Hispanic, American Indian and low-income students and their Caucasian and more affluent peers.
We had a chance to visit with four stellar seniors who shared their Service Learning projects and trips.
The politicizing of education furthers my resolve to be a voice for reason, critical thinking and common sense in the Legislature.
Reclaim Idaho is picking up the Legislature’s slack.