New website offers news about new standards

Do you have questions about Idaho Core Standards? What are they? Why does it matter? What changes?

All these questions and others are answered on a new site that supports Idaho Core Standards. The site has resources for teachers and parents, testimonials and blogs.

Screen Shot 2013-10-28 at 2.01.29 PMIdahoans for Excellence in Education, a statewide coalition of parents, teachers, school administrators, business leaders and child advocates, launched the new website  at www.idahocorestandards.org. The IEE was formed in July to support the successful implementation of the Idaho Core Standards, a teaching requirement of all Idaho schools.

“Our coalition hopes that this website will provide parents and the public with credible information about how important the Idaho Core Standards are to our students’ success academically, in the workforce and in life. It is a one-stop resource for parents who want to learn more about the Idaho Core Standards and how they will affect their children’s education,” says Rod Gramer, President of Idaho Business for Education.

The Coalition members are:

Idaho Business for Education

Idaho Education Association

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Idaho Association of Commerce and Industry

Idaho School Superintendents’ Association

Idaho Parents and Teachers Together

Treasure Valley Education Partnership

Emmett School District

Joint School District No. 2

Boise School District

Gooding School District

Mountain Home School District

Idaho Charter School Network

Catholic Schools of Idaho

Idaho State Alliance of YMCAs

Idaho Digital Learning

Idaho Technology Council

Micron Technology

Idaho Leads

Transform Idaho

Idaho Voices for Children

Meridian Chamber of Commerce

Boise Chamber of Commerce

Mountain Home Chamber of Commerce

Caldwell Chamber of Commerce

Idaho Association for the Education of Young Children

Idaho State Board of Education

J. Anthony Fernandez, President, Lewis Clark State College

Donald L. Burnett, Jr., President, University of Idaho

Robert W. Kustra, President, Boise State University

Arthur Vailas, President, Idaho State University

The Mountain Home Chamber of Commerce

The Caldwell Chamber of Commerce

TransForm Idaho

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