Episode 166: The intersection of health care politics ( … and lots of district drama … )

At Idaho Education News, we spend a lot of time looking at student data — and the demographic realities that affect performance.

But health issues also affect student performance. And the same harsh demographic realities affect student performance.

On this week’s “Extra Credit” podcast, Kevin Richert sits down with Melissa Davlin, the host of Idaho Public Television’s “Idaho Reports,” for an in-depth discussion of the intersection of health care and education issues. Davlin has spent the past year on a journalism fellowship studying health care topics.

And if you’ve missed any of this week’s district drama — from Middleton, Emmett, Blaine County, Shelley and West Jefferson — listen in and catch up.

Kevin Richert

About Kevin Richert

Senior reporter and blogger Kevin Richert specializes in education politics and education policy. He has more than 30 years of experience in Idaho journalism. He is a frequent guest on KIVI 6 On Your Side; "Idaho Reports" on Idaho Public Television; and "Idaho Matters" on Boise State Public Radio. Follow Kevin on Twitter: @KevinRichert. He can be reached at krichert@idahoednews.org

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