Day 84: Outreach activities

It was another busy Wednesday for the state superintendent.

Debbie Critchfield met with the State Department of Education staff in the morning to discuss funding for local school districts and charters. And she carved out time to record an interview with KMVT News over Zoom.

She later sat down with Elizabeth Landis, an educator she met last year while on the campaign trail. The two discussed literacy instruction — something Critchfield has prioritized for Idaho students in the face of dismal reading scores, unmet benchmarks and pandemic learning loss.

The SDE hosted a workday event for the Regional Math Centers, a statewide network of professionals who direct support and guidance to local K-12 and higher education math programs in every region of Idaho. Critchfield stopped by the event before taping an informative outreach video about the parent advisory council for the Empowering Parents Program. The SDE is looking for qualified parent applicants to be a part of the new council.

Critchfield then met with members of the J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Family Foundation, and attended a panel discussion on education and the workforce, hosted by the Boise Metro Chamber.

Sadie Dittenber

Sadie Dittenber

Reporter Sadie Dittenber focuses on K-12 policy and politics. She is a College of Idaho graduate, born and raised in the Treasure Valley. You can follow Sadie on Twitter @sadiedittenber and send her news tips at [email protected].

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