2014 Idaho Legislature
For three years seventh-grader Ilah Hickman has pushed lawmakers to designate the Idaho giant salamander as the state’s official amphibian. On Friday, she had to debate the Senate’s No. 2 leader in hopes of having her bill printed.
The multistate exam is geared to the new Idaho Core Standards. The questions about the exam come as the 2014 Legislature could be poised to take a second look at the standards themselves.
The House subcommittee rejected a rule that would require 60 minutes of P.E. a week in grade school, and 200 minutes bi-weekly in middle school. Lawmakers are also skeptical of a rule to ramp up academic requirements for English teachers.