The secret sauce is very simple – university students spend their school career alternating between full-time school semesters and full-time work semesters.
State Board member Debbie Critchfield says the influence of dynamic teachers, informed policies and committed adults will drive improvements to student achievement.
That shockingly small number comes from a deliberate calculation to make the process so overwhelming as to hang up a sign that reads “need not apply” for the bulk of Idaho’s teachers.
A Google Expeditions project grew from a few devices into a districtwide initiative in Blaine County.
The Blaine Amendment is designed to protect citizens’ hard-earned tax dollars from subsidizing the churches and religious schools in Idaho.
A school should treat graduating students like society treats top athletes. Invite parents, community members, political figures and media to cover college signing day celebrations.
Lawmakers, and candidates for the Legislature, governor and state school superintendent, should be on notice that they’ll be asked where they stand on education choice now that they can no longer run and hide behind the Blaine Amendment.
Too many Idaho schoolchildren are stuck in a public school system that doesn’t meet their needs. It doesn’t have to be that way — other states are working to solve this problem. Idaho should be doing the same.
Technology such as virtual reality, when used in a meaningful way, can enhance student thinking and inspire creativity in the demonstration of new knowledge.
Maybe we have to teach kids that asking for help is okay, that letting go isn’t giving up, and that sometimes the only pathway to peace might also mean coming face to face with our own shadow and embracing it with love, empathy and compassion.