The state is spending $2.5 million a year helping school districts collect and submit data. And this month, state officials are fanning out to offer training, encouragement — and a few apologetic words.
Nick Smith — state superintendent Tom Luna’s chief deputy — says he wasn’t looking for a new job. But an opening as principal at Boise’s Lowell Elementary School was an opportunity he just couldn’t pass up.
Idaho Republican Sen. Mike Crapo defers to state leaders who have worked on the academic standards. Sen. Jim Risch, R-Idaho, sympathizes with colleagues who want to cut off federal funding for Common Core.
The 31 members of the governor’s Taskforce for Improving Education will spend its next meeting reviewing comments and suggestions gathered during a series of public forums.
When Gov. Butch Otter’s education task force fanned out for public meetings in April, Common Core wasn’t on the group’s radar, Chairman Richard Westerberg said Thursday. So what is the task force’s next move?