For students who returned to campus for the 2020-21 school year, showing up was a matter of setting aside concerns about the coronavirus, or accepting required protocols.
Just before the coronavirus pandemic struck Idaho, state education leaders took on a sizable task: connecting dozens of college and career readiness advisors across more than 80,000 square miles. The result? The Next Steps Idaho Ambassador program.
“If we help students before they pose a threat, we reduce the likelihood they will ever pose a threat,” said Makenzie Schiemann, president of the National Association for Behavioral Intervention (NABITA).
The findings suggest that schools don’t have complete information to make their plans for the fall, said Dr. David Pate, a pandemic adviser to Gov. Brad Little and to some Idaho schools.
The surge in online offerings marks a changeup in the state’s virtual K-12 landscape, as school districts gear up to serve kids alternative options.
The survey’s goals and methodology are ambiguous, though Rep. Nichols’ post says the survey will study curriculum in Idaho schools.