I seriously doubt students who have completed the equivalent of one year of college have it in their minds to drop out of school and then wait three years in hopes of qualifying for a scholarship.
It is past time for Idaho to craft a plan that not only better meets the needs of today’s students, but is nimble enough to meet the needs of their children.
A great deal of scholarly thinking supports the many physical, mental and emotional benefits of giving young people more opportunities to explore, wonder and learn during all of Idaho’s long summer days.
Giving educators a chance to erase a big chunk of their student loan debt for working in rural school districts is a targeted incentive.
The Idaho Governor’s Cup Scholarship program founded in 1974 by Andrus broke fundraising records this year.
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.
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.
The State Department of Education has been providing data to the U.S. News and World Report that is inaccurate and unfair to some of the state’s top high schools.