Three major education stakeholder groups in Idaho oppose any form of school vouchers that divert taxpayer funds from public schools into private or parochial schools.
The Higher Ed Task Force recommendations are about improving Idaho’s educational system, and we urge support and funding of them.
The Task Force and the State Board of Education have given legislators the blueprint for success. Now it’s time for them to act decisively for Idaho’s future.
What is the problem facing Idaho’s education system today? It’s simple: lack of leadership.
I will never say the path I have chosen is the “only” path, nor is it the right path for everyone. It is what is best for us, made possible by options.
Despite the many challenges and constraints, Idaho’s charter schools have earned the right to the operational flexibilities that defined the intent of the original charter school law.
Get-a-degree reforms have yet to bear the fruit to merit the state government’s myopic insistence that more kids enter the higher education system.
We must stop delegating our children’s future to “edu-crats” in Washington and start taking the initiative to give our children the world-class education they deserve.
Idaho’s history with segregation, desegregation and charter schools is different than what a national story reported.
The federal government is working feverishly to undermine our families. Plus, a House bill penalizes teachers and college students.
The Republican candidates for governor are offering voters a range of opinions on whether the public education system should be expanded to include preschoolers. Supporters of government-funded early childhood education contend such taxpayer investments have proved their worth by getting children ready to succeed in school. Opponents contend research on whether government-funded prekindergarten pays off…
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.