Idaho Core Standards

Analysis: The Legislature’s laborious rules of engagement

It will probably take the Legislature several weeks to slog through a morass of agency rules. Many rules are arcane. Others are controversial — such as Idaho’s version of Common Core 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.

At Twin Falls hearing, educators push for keeping Common Core

Public hearings will continue in Coeur d’Alene Thursday and Idaho Falls Tuesday.

A showdown on Common Core? Hearings could center on standards

Hundreds of Idahoans asked for a say on school academic standards. Starting Aug. 19, they’ll get their wish.

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.”

Survey: Teachers support state standards, question assessments

The national teachers’ survey mirrors the political sentiment surrounding the Idaho Core Standards — and the online exam aligned to the standards.

National survey shows declining support for charter schools

Americans are nearly evenly split on charter schools, according to a national survey released Tuesday. President Trump has made school choice the linchpin of his education platform.

Common Core critics to converge on Statehouse

Speakers at Monday’s rally will include Republican gubernatorial candidate Russ Fulcher and Madison School District Superintendent Geoffrey Thomas.

Trump’s K-12 plans could hit turbulence in Congress

The president-elect could have a tough time passing a $20 billion school choice initiative. And he may be powerless to repeal the Common Core standards.

Federal judge rejects anti-SBAC lawsuit

The lawsuit — backed by the conservative Idaho Freedom Foundation — sought to spike the online exams tied to Idaho Core Standards.