Episode 60: Byron Yankey’s 51-year professional journey

Byron Yankey dedicated his 51-year professional career to education.

As a teacher, a principal and, for the past decade, as the manager of the State Board of Education’s college and career advising program.

Yankey retired last week. But he joins Kevin Richert on this week’s podcast, to talk about his career and the challenge of getting high school graduates to continue their education.

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  • Episode 59: A newsy summer on the school choice front (Guest: Terry Ryan, Bluum)
  • Episode 58: What the future holds for the Reclaim Idaho initiative (Guest: Luke Mayville, Reclaim Idaho)
  • Episode 57: An inflection point in the school safety debate (Guest: Mike Munger, Idaho School Safety and Security Program)
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 [email protected]

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