State Department of Education
A centerpiece in the Education Networks of America bid was its work on the Idaho Education Network, a broadband connection project. But an undercurrent in the bid was the Nashville, Tenn.-based company’s connections in Idaho political circles.
In all, 159 schools are appealing their scores on the state’s centerpiece rating system — a one- to five-star scale measuring student performance and improvement. Scores will likely be released in August.
The grant recipients, announced Monday, were chosen from a field of 81 applicants. “It was very, very competitive,” Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Luna said Monday.