Statehouse roundup, 2.12.20: Senate reinstates math, English and science standards
Senators voted to keep the hotly contested science standards and Common Core-aligned math and English standards on the books and in Idaho schools. Senators also reinstated teacher certification requirements. But the rules debate still isn’t over.
House Education repeals English, math and science standards
The debate now shifts to the Senate Education Committee, which won’t act until next week.
Statehouse roundup, 1.16.20: Second day of testimony favors retention of math standards
Thursday’s hearing was similar, but slightly more contentious than Wednesday’s meeting.
Analysis: Idaho’s Common Core debate is the nation’s Common Core debate
The Legislature’s first hearing on the Common Core standards was predictably polarized — and the talking points are hardly unique to Idaho.
Majority of educators support English standards during packed Common Core hearing
The House Education Committee heard three hours of testimony Wednesday, but did not vote on the academic standards.
House Education Committee braces for Common Core showdown
In other Statehouse news from Tuesday, budget-writers took their first close look at Gov. Brad Little’s spending plan — with only a smattering of questions.
State Board standards roadshow continues — with a hearing in Challis
At issue are “rules governing thoroughness,” which include the Idaho Core Standards in math and English language arts, and state science standards.
At Twin Falls hearing, educators push for keeping Common Core
Public hearings will continue in Coeur d’Alene Thursday and Idaho Falls Tuesday.
How Idaho is cutting its rules — and why Common Core standards survived the purge
“I was not going to do any mischief,” Gov. Brad Little said during a Friday morning news conference. “I was not going to change policy for the state of Idaho.”
Analysis: What a Trump presidency might mean for K-12
The president-elect endorses school vouchers and condemns Common Core. But these positions won’t necessarily find traction, even in a GOP-dominated Statehouse.