Episode 56: What’s the state of early education in Idaho?

In 2021, in one of the hottest education debates of the year, lawmakers rejected a $6 million-a-year federal early education grant.

A year later, what is the state of early education in Idaho? And how does the all-day kindergarten push change the landscape?

This week, Kevin Richert interviews Beth Oppenheimer, executive director of the Idaho Association for the Education of Young Children.

Go to our Soundcloud page for other recent episodes:
  • Episode 55: Breaking down the wild GOP primaries (Guests, Clark Corbin, Idaho Capital Sun; Stephanie Witt, Boise State University)
  • Episode 54: Idaho’s nationalized elections (Guest, Rod Gramer, Idaho Business for Education)
  • Episode 53: After the debates and before the election … (Guest, Melissa Davlin, “Idaho Reports”)
Kevin Richert

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 "Idaho Reports" on Idaho Public Television and "Idaho Matters" on Boise State Public Radio. Follow Kevin on Twitter: @KevinRichert. He can be reached at [email protected]

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