education reform task force

Education task force reconvenes, looks to future

Social studies and government teacher Cindy Wilson said the group’s 20 recommendations are beginning to make a positive difference in her classroom.

Idaho’s economy is growing; education must grow with it

Work remains to be done, but Idaho is “making significant progress in addressing the most critical challenges facing education,” says Gov. Butch Otter.

IEA fights task force licensure details

Members of the teachers association don’t want a new system of licensure to be tied to an evaluation. Meanwhile, Tom Luna says the IEA is doing a “180” on its support of the task force.

New committees pick up task force work

Two groups of educators, stakeholders and state officials have started the work of continuing to develop and implement the task force recommendations from 2013.

Lanza yanked from task force work

Mike Lanza, a member of Gov. Butch Otter’s original education reform task force, says he was pulled shortly after joining A.J. Balukoff’s gubernatorial campaign staff.

Business leader makes appeal for Idaho Core

Bob Lokken of Idaho Business for Education endorsed K-12’s new education standards at the Boise Metro Chamber’s annual legislative luncheon. The Chamber also endorsed the standards.

Task force responds to cost criticisms

Task force members Clark, Lanza and Westerberg said the near unanimous agreement with the recommendations represents a mandate to move toward implementation. They also turned the tables on skeptics by asking if officials have considered the cost of ignoring the proposals.

Hear from task force members Nov. 13

Three members of the 31-person task force will discuss the plan at a City Club of Boise forum.

Democrats rally statewide for education

Caldwell speakers tout education task force recommendations.

Otter endorses task force recommendations

Responding to questions at a Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce luncheon Tuesday, Gov. Butch Otter threw his support behind the 21 far-reaching recommendations of his education reform task force.