Idaho Education Association

IEA hires Stark as executive director

He has been the teachers union’s general counsel for 10 years.

IEA on Idaho coronavirus response: ‘We are in a crisis’

“We have little confidence that the move … will keep students and educators safe in many areas of the state,” union president Layne McInelly said Tuesday.

IEA announces abrupt leadership shakeup

Union president Kari Overall has resigned, due to unspecified “personal reasons.” The Idaho Education Association announced the shakeup — and introduced new president Layne McInelly — in a late afternoon news release issued Tuesday, Christmas Eve.

Analysis: Who gets a microphone in the education debate?

If we start limiting the education debate to the scholarly and impartial among us, we’re going to exclude a lot of people and dismiss a lot of perspective.

IEA: State is ‘nowhere near the finish line’ for veteran teachers

But Idaho Education Association President Kari Overall hailed the first round of master educator premiums, awarded this week.

Former executive accuses IEA president of improper behavior

Three months after leaving the union, former executive director Sue Wigdorski sent a scathing letter to the IEA’s board of directors. The IEA says the complaints against President Kari Overall are “unfounded and without merit.”

IEA files lawsuits over stalled labor negotiations

The union says budget cuts could eliminate 11 teaching jobs from the Mountain View School District’s faculty of about 90 full- and part-time staffers.

IEA criticizes Ybarra in TV ad

In the 30-second ad, the state’s largest teachers’ union says incumbent Sherri Ybarra “can’t be trusted” to manage Idaho schools.

IEA endorses Simpson in congressional race

For the second time this year, the teachers’ union has thrown its support behind a prominent Republican.

Two education groups endorse Medicaid expansion

The Idaho Education Association and the Idaho School Boards Association have endorsed the measure, which will appear as Proposition Two on the Nov. 6 ballot.