In The Classroom
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.
Treasure Valley Education Partnership released a report Wednesday showing no growth between 2012 and 2013 in the percentage of kindergarteners ready to learn to read when they start school; about two-thirds of high school juniors aren’t college ready, based on SAT results; demand for college-trained students in the workforce is far ahead of the numbers of students who go on to to post-secondary education.
Reasons for little growth include large numbers of students who don’t speak English, the number of students living in poverty, and little support from the state for early childhood education, said Rich Raimondi, Bishop Kelly High School president.
Posted by Bill Roberts on October 20, 2014
Sherri Ybarra now acknowledges that she and her husband, Matthew Ybarra, were married in 1999 after she and her previous husband were divorced following their move to Mountain Home in 1996.
Posted on September 12, 2014
Fresh, compelling evidence on the link between income and kindergarten reading readiness comes from Boise School District Superintendent Don Coberly.
Posted by Bill Roberts on September 11, 2014
West Ada School District’s attempt to pacify both sides in the contentious debate over what to do with “The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian” seems to have lowered the temperature of the debate among parents.
Posted by Bill Roberts on August 20, 2014
Idaho juniors showed little growth in the number of students who are considered college ready, based on scores from April’s SAT exam.
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.
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.