Meanwhile, the Idaho Freedom Foundation, in a letter to donors last month, took credit for a “never-before-seen” reckoning with Idaho’s K-12 education system.
Committee members catalogued stories of indoctrination in U.S. schools, wrote down their understandings of what critical race theory is and listened as hardline conservatives leveraged critiques against alleged left-leaning curricula.
Idaho will receive almost $440 million in COVID-19 relief funds from the American Rescue Plan. The state, and local districts, have to ask for public input on how to spend the funds.
We must turn our focus to academic recovery and how to address the social-emotional impacts of the past several months.
Lewiston’s superintendent reflects on a 40-year career that ended with navigating through a pandemic.
“We’ve had to work really hard to make this process go as smoothly as it does,” one teacher told EdNews. She worries that a legislative mandate requiring parental permission could leave some students without necessary information.
If the bill passes, districts could implement salaries and benefits without having to negotiate or agree with teachers’ representatives.
The House also moved quickly Thursday to pass a bill to streamline school reporting requirements.