Under the leadership of Superintendent Christy Castro, Troy’s teachers have implemented the Beyond Textbooks framework to support the work of their Professional Learning Communities. Students are benefitting. This is a story others should study.
Why aren’t people mad? A low goal was set and we are failing to meet even that benchmark. In fact we are moving backwards from the goal.
We need to do more to get our students to go on and graduate with a credential if we are to have the educated workforce our employers need. Although the state has adopted many good policies and investments, we need even bolder steps or our economy will suffer.
I want to share some principles that, if adhered to, will lead to such a system.
So more Idaho high school students can access higher education, this fall the University of Idaho eliminated the $60 application fee for Idaho residents.
Given the importance of a high-quality teacher in the classroom and how it relates to achievement, it’s time we begin to find strategies and realistic solutions to an issue that is also getting national attention.
Research confirms improving kids’ access to nutritious foods helps them learn, so here are four tips to help yours perform well in school.
Idaho has a problem. Simply spending money in education, if it works, will not show an economic return for at least 10 years, maybe longer and we can’t wait that long.
Now is the time to focus on the trends shaping education in Idaho, and a great place to start building a funding system that will make it more likely our children get the education they deserve.
I am committed to the course we have charted and confident in the investments we are making in Idaho’s future.