In The Classroom
Posted by Bill Roberts on October 28, 2014
How will a batch of campaign missteps by Sherri Ybarra, Republican state superintendent of schools candidate, affect the election on Nov. 4?
The answer isn’t simple according to an analysis by Kevin Richert of Idaho Education News.
Since the beginning of her campaign, Ybarra has been criticized for a variety of miscues from lifting copy from her opponent's web site to put on her own, to being vague on her marital history.
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.
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.