We’re looking for parents interested in sharing their thoughts on public education

We want to include the voice of parents more often in our coverage of Idaho education. A parent perspective could not be more important as we cover the effects of the coronavirus pandemic on Idaho’s children.
We want to know:
  • Are you happy with your neighborhood school?
  • Is your child successful in online studies?
  • When should schools reopen?
  • How should student performance be measured?
  • How should teachers be held accountable?
  • How should tax dollars be spent to ensure the best experience for your child?

You tell us which of these topics we should explore in 2021: academic achievement, attendance, accountability, teacher performance, mental health, equity, higher education affordability, technical career opportunities, education policy and political influences on education. There are many others to choose from.

We’re going to host regular meetings to discuss what parents are experiencing, ask parents to complete occasional surveys and interview parents for our stories on how education policy affects their children, families and communities.
Join us and weigh in on what we should be writing about. Help us prioritize the most important topics. Please fill out this short survey and we’ll add you to our list of parent resources.
Speak up and join the conversation because your voice deserves to be heard.
Jennifer Swindell

Jennifer Swindell

Managing editor and CEO Jennifer Swindell founded Idaho Education News in 2013. She has led the online news platform as it has grown in readership and engagement every year, reaching over two million pageviews a year. Jennifer has more than 35 years of experience in Idaho journalism. She also has served as a public information officer for Idaho schools and as a communication director at Boise State University. She can be reached at [email protected].

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