If you’ve been laying out by the pool getting your tan on or decided for some crazy reason to disconnect from social media … it’s back to REALITY and time to catch up on what you missed before you head back to school.
Sizzling hot news 🔥
The state superintendent’s race kicked off and Republican incumbent Sherri Ybarra and Democratic challenger Cindy Wilson were on fire addressing hot-button education topics during a forum. Afterwards, education leaders had concerns over some Ybarra comments.
The results are in
Test scores were revealed this summer in three areas. Improvements were made on Idaho’s standardized test but performance went down on college entrance exams and elementary reading tests.
- Scores improved — almost across the board — on Idaho’s standardized test. “Good news” says Ybarra.
- SAT day was a disappointment across much of Idaho. Scores fell in 18 of Idaho’s 20 largest school districts. The SDE isn’t really sure what happened.
- Reading scores dropped across the board. Ybarra placed some of the blame on the test itself.
He quit before he started
Making a move
Kids and teachers
Five teens traded in civilian life for military life. Here are 41 students who received the prestigious National Merit scholarship and find out which educators won awards.
State board prez: Men need to emulate women.
Union prez on teacher pay: Progress? yes. Celebration? No.
We blogged about it …
National headlines …
Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos garnered late-night attention when her $40 million yacht set sail without her … Ahoy Matey!
LeBron James or Betsy DeVos? James is the subject of an online petition calling for the Los Angeles Lakers star to replace DeVos as Secretary of Education. 🏀