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.
Together we can continue to build a healthy, high-achieving generation of youth.
Medicaid has already impacted education and myriad other government programs — and Medicaid expansion means more of the same.
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.
What if we set more students up for success in school, work and life before we waste their talent and potential? Now that’s really doing something.
Idaho reserves 40 seats in the University of Washington School of Medicine for its residents. This program is not enough to address our declining availability of doctors.
Idaho is once again at the bottom of a national ranking because the party in charge is failing to invest in its people.
Public charter schools are creatures of state politics and policies. Some states have done it better than others, but all can learn from others.
One thing most Idahoans agree on — the state should invest in pre-K for Idaho families.
It is a yearly phenomenon that educators call “summer melt” and researchers at Idaho State Board of Education are working to find out how many Idaho students melt away and why it occurs.
“Even our measured, incremental progress belies the claims of those constantly browbeating Idahoans with admonitions not to fail,” says Gov. Butch Otter.
The State Board is committed to removing barriers and finding ways to make sure all students have access and understand the benefits of earning dual credits.
Adopting the Smarty Ants program will not solve the early learning challenges in Idaho alone.