Mark your calendar for these key dates

Planning ahead for the 2014 legislative session?

Here are a few key education-related hearings on the horizon.

Follow for complete coverage of these events.

All legislative proceedings can be live-streamed online via Idaho Public Television’s Legislature Live.

State partners with pro-Idaho Core Standards coalition

The State Department of Education and Idahoans for Excellence in Education Coalition are partnering on a $200,000 statewide campaign in support of Idaho Core Standards.

The campaign will not be taxpayer-funded, and will instead use money from the Foundation for Excellence in Education, funded by the GE Foundation.

The campaign will include online advertising, public service announcements, and social media components through 2014.

IBE hires new vice president

Idaho Business for Education has hired Hollis Brookover as its new vice president of development and special projects.

Hollis Brookover
Hollis Brookover

Brookover is an Idaho native and grew up in the family retail business, Brookover’s. She is the current owner of Mariposa Labs.

In 2005, Brookover was a founder of Idaho Voices for Children, a statewide non-profit organization supporting initiatives to improve the lives of Idaho’s children. She helped launch the Children’s Champion Award which honors an Idahoan who has been a champion for children. Past recipients include Rep. Mike Simpson, astronaut/educator Barbara Morgan and former Gov. Cecil Andrus.

In 1996, Smith College appointed Brookover to a 13-member Alumnae Fund Committee to develop and implement a strategy to raise financial support for the college. She also served as development director for My Friend’s Place, a Los Angeles nonprofit organization serving homeless youth.

Brookover is a product of the Boise School District and holds a bachelor’s degree in government from Smith College. She and her husband, Milt, have an 11-year-old son, Samuel.

IBE, which has 85 business members, is dedicated to improving the state’s education system to create a more highly educated and skilled work force.