In The Classroom
Posted by Bill Roberts on June 13, 2014
It's called the summer slide — that time year when students are out of school and tend not to read books. The result is that many students lose some of the reading ground they've made through the academic year.
The Idaho Commission for Libraries is piloting a program to stop the summer slide. Two public school libraries — at Desert Sage Elementary in Meridian School District and Wilson Elementary in Caldwell School District — will be open this summer for kids to keep up on their reading.
Desert Sage, at 9325 W. Mossywood Drive in Boise, will be open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wilson Elementary School, at 400 E. Linden St. in Caldwell, will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays. The program ends Aug. 7.
Posted by Bill Roberts on June 5, 2014
Idaho's education reform movement, created out of recommendations from Gov. Butch Otter's Task Force for Improving Education, faces an uncertain future with the surprise defeat in the May 20 primary of Sen. John Goedde, R-Coeur d'Alene, chairman of the Senate Education committee, says a task force member from North Idaho.