State Department of Education
Critchfield’s take on how the session will impact education
Here’s what the new laws and failed bills mean for schools.
Ybarra sharply rebukes ‘political posturing’ around social-emotional learning
The state superintendent’s office has continued to advocate for the concept behind SEL, but has distanced itself from the term as it accumulates political charge.
State Department releases work plan to address youth behavioral health
The plan addresses 10 of 11 recommendations submitted to Superintendent Sherri Ybarra this summer, and will guide the SDE’s work for the next two years.
Lottery again gives schools record dividend
Idaho schools saw yet another record dividend amount from the Idaho Lottery, with money going to the State Department’s School Building Fund and the Bond Levy Equalization Fund.
Idaho’s K-12 stimulus plan still unapproved as other states get the go-ahead
It’s unclear why Idaho’s plan hasn’t been OK’d yet.
Ybarra looks to give students a voice
The superintendent’s Student Advisory Council is scheduled to be formed in August. But what is it going to look like? And what will it achieve?
Critchfield mum on rumored superintendent’s run
A candidate for the position welcomed her to the race Wednesday. She wouldn’t confirm or deny a run.
SDE names new communications director
Mary McFarland, a former Eagle City Council member and business owner, will take over the post.
Education news from around Idaho
Get details on grant money for nutrition programs, Idaho’s college savings program and new board members for the STEM Action Center Foundation.