In The Classroom
Posted by Bill Roberts on January 23, 2015
Nearly half the school district trustees serving in Idaho have no more than four years' experience on their boards, according to a survey done by the Idaho School Boards Association.
That’s a worrisome number to Karen Echeverria, Idaho School Boards Association executive director.
High turnover on school boards means a lot of new people taking the oath of office and the need to train them in everything from open meeting laws to union negotiations.
Posted on January 14, 2015
Shortly after West Ada School District lost its school construction bond last August, I got a call from a clearly distressed reader.
Posted by Bill Roberts on January 14, 2015
William Bennett, former U.S. Secretary of Education under Ronald Reagan, spent an hour at the Statehouse Wednesday reinforcing Idaho’s school reform trajectory.
Posted by Bill Roberts on January 9, 2015
Crapo is behind a bill that would give states and local school districts the right to tell the federal government to butt out of their education standards business and student testing without fear of losing education dollars.
Posted by Bill Roberts on January 2, 2015
Brent Hill, Senate Pro Tem, is bullish on how he thinks education will fare when the Legislature gets back to work Jan. 12.