It takes everyone working together, everyone on the same page, and everyone having the same goal in mind: protect our children.
A child’s first school experience will have a tremendous impact on their future.
Parents need and deserve honesty. That means straight answers on how well — or how poorly — Idaho’s schools are doing so we can do what’s best for kids.
We live in a state whose leaders claim to have common sense, but they sure don’t show it.
Employers need skilled workers so they are partnering with education to make sure the talent pipeline is producing the workers they need.
I am proud of our outreach and more than pleased with the thousands of thoughtful, helpful comments we’ve gathered. The initiative will be stronger and richer for their input.
Progress? Absolutely. But let’s not celebrate prematurely.
If Idaho is to meet workforce needs, we have to find ways to encourage more male students to emulate what most of their female classmates are doing.
Together we can continue to build a healthy, high-achieving generation of youth.
Summer can provide opportunities to explore areas that may be intimidating in formal settings, such as science, technology, engineering and math, known as STEM.
Parents, educators, and state policymakers should demand more information, not less.
Medicaid has already impacted education and myriad other government programs — and Medicaid expansion means more of the same.
Work is underway this summer as the K-12 education funding formula committee moves from its two years of research into decision-making.
Idaho outperformed 45 other states according to one measure of college readiness. But no one should confuse this top-10 ranking with excellence in education.
Jaclyn St. John is a mom and a health and wellness manager at Dairy West. The registered dietitian is going to write regular columns on how to keep kids fit so they can improve and learn.
There is evidence that Medicaid expansion could support our public schools.
Idaho’s lawmakers have short-changed our students. They have created this terrible situation and show no interest in correcting it.
A recent national report ranking teacher salaries does not factor in Idaho’s career ladder — and the state’s 9 percent average pay increases since 2015.
As teachers begin using virtual reality in their classrooms, we want to be there with high-quality content to engage students in science.
Idaho should further protect government employees and taxpayers from Big Labor’s abuses.