Tag: education reform task force

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.

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.

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.