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.

Attendance will affect schools’ bottom line again

Here’s what the change will 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.