State Board of Education

Former charter commission director lands new role

The move comes after Jenn Thompson’s abrupt March resignation.

State Board discusses vouchers and teacher retention

The board also approved a new strategic plan and discussed new data on charter schools.

A ‘crisis:’ A grim State Board looks at the looming teacher shortage

Linda Clark — a State Board member and career K-12 educator — said the unprecedented shortage will hit rural schools the hardest. “I wish we could just say this morning, ‘Here’s the solution,’ …. We really have to put our thinking caps on here.”

Teacher shortages, troubled charter, standards: this week’s State Board agenda

The State Board of Education will meet Tuesday and Wednesday at Idaho State University.

State Board devotes $26 million to student data collection, after-school programs

The money comes from the latest and largest round of elementary and secondary school emergency relief dollars sent to Idaho through congressional coronavirus relief packages.

State Board passes proposed rule changes on to Legislature

The Board will next month consider funding K-12 school districts based on total enrollment, rather than students’ average daily attendance, for the 2021-2022 school year.

This week at the State Board: What to watch for

Among Thursday’s agenda items: campus coronavirus protocols, all-day kindergarten, and the pandemic’s effects on student grades.

Little makes two choices for the State Board

The selections further put Little’s imprint on the board, which has far-ranging policymaking authority in K-12 and higher education. If the Senate confirms these nominations next winter, five of the board’s eight members will be Little appointees.

State Board unveils campus diversity and inclusion policy

The board policy potentially pits Gov. Brad Little’s board appointees against conservative critics of the state’s higher education system — including Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin. A final vote could come in August.

State Board endorses full-day kindergarten

The board also dropped a college entrance exam requirement, OK’d a plan for spending $440 million in federal COVID aid and gave the green light to another cybersecurity degree.