State Department of Education

State hosts stakeholder meetings on behavioral health services

The SDE plans to develop recommendations for Sherri Ybarra by July, then embark on a long-range plan for expanding behavioral health and wellness services.

Legislative roundup, 2.8.21: House Education kills Ybarra’s in-person learning bill

Legislators encouraged Ybarra to improve her bill and bring back a rewritten version.

State commission disciplines teachers for spanking, slurs and sexual misconduct

The Professional Standards Commission revoked teaching certificates for an Eagle High coach who pleaded guilty to sexual battery and a Fruitland principal acquitted of misdemeanor sex crimes.

Idaho’s graduation rate rises during pandemic

Slightly more than 82 percent of Idaho seniors graduated in May, weeks after schools were closed to slow the spread of COVID-19.

Survey paints a scattered picture of behavioral health services in Idaho schools

Rural schools and charter schools are less likely to provide behavioral health services to students and families, a new survey says.

Education News from around Idaho

The State Department of Education announced a holiday card winner, a new round of community school grants, and more.

Ybarra’s SDE offering free suicide prevention training

The SDE is making 10,000 licenses available for QPR Gatekeeper Training.

His ability to blend humor and financial acumen will be missed

Idaho’s longtime education finance chief will retire this week. Find out what he most remembers.

SDE identifies learning management system vendors

The state recommends schools have an LMS to help deliver blended or online instruction during the pandemic. But it isn’t a requirement.

Idaho missed 33 of 34 yearly benchmarks on its ESSA compliance plan

State officials say there is no cause to be concerned over the widespread failure.