Introducing: “The EDge”

A few quick notes about this blog, and about me.

I envision this blog as a place to provide the story behind the stories I’ll cover for Idaho Education News. A place to provide analysis of education issues. A place to share the sidelights and anecdotes that don’t quite fit into a story, but are nonetheless interesting or important to the debate.

I’m also going to post some “essay questions.” When I spot an interesting national story on education, I’ll ask you to weigh in. As I get started on an in-depth look at a topic, I may seek your ideas at the outset. At Idaho Education News, we’re hoping to foster a discussion about K-12 — and we encourage you to take part.

My interest in education comes naturally: My father was a public school teacher; my oldest son is a product of Idaho public schools and the University of Idaho; my youngest son is a high school senior. I’ve spent 27 years working for Idaho newspapers. I come to Idaho Education News by way of the Idaho Statesman, where I spent 11 years as editorial page editor, columnist and blogger.

I’m looking forward to hosting this blog. Thanks for reading, and I hope you’ll join the conversation.

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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