In The Classroom
Posted by Bill Roberts on November 18, 2014
My Sunday story on Notus School District’s trouble passing a bond to replace its 88-year-old elementary school brought a question from an online commenter: Isn’t money from Idaho’s lottery supposed to help with school buildings?
The short answer is that it does help, but don’t think of the lottery as a rich uncle.
Idaho’s lottery, which began in 1989, was approved by voters who were assured a percentage of the take would go to help public schools.
Posted by Bill Roberts on November 10, 2014
Boise School District trustees are expected to begin the search for a replacement for Joan Boren, the trustee elected in 2010, who unexpectedly announced her resignation from the school board last month.
Posted by Statesman staff on November 7, 2014
Luci Willits, Tom Luna’s chief of staff, will go to work for the group that is developing the achievement test associated with Idaho Core Standards.
Posted by Bill Roberts on November 5, 2014
Republican Sherri Ybarra thanked voters Wednesday morning for their support in electing her superintendent of public instruction, but then seemed to suggest a slightly different title for the job.
Posted by Bill Roberts on October 23, 2014
Treasure Valley students are showing little growth on a variety of measures, reports Idaho Education News' Jennifer Swindell.