In The Classroom
Posted by Bill Roberts on February 24, 2015
Linda Clark, West Ada School District superintendent, was recognized Tuesday as one of 15 education “Leaders to Learn From” in 2015 by Education Week, a national publication on education.
In a profile of Clark, Education Week said the district’s scarce resources have not kept West Ada Schools from being innovative.
Clark's successes include pushing ahead on technology in the classroom and transforming a business warehouse into the district office and a high school while also working with Idaho State University to bring a college campus to the site, Education Week reported.
Posted by Bill Roberts on February 18, 2015
House Majority Leader Mike Moyle’s proposal to divert a portion of property tax from cities, counties and other taxing district to school districts for school construction has a powerful ally: the Idaho Association of Commerce and Industry.
Posted by Bill Roberts on February 16, 2015
No one can fault State Sen. Jim Patrick, R-Twin Falls, for wanting to make sure Idaho students know more about their country’s government before graduating from high school.
Posted by Bill Roberts on February 10, 2015
Five months after Sherman Alexie’s book “The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian” was restored to West Ada School District’s 10th grade supplemental reading list, 29 percent of students in classes where the book is offered have signed up to read it.