In The Classroom
Posted by Bill Roberts on March 27, 2015
A dozen students from Renaissance High School are spending hours often late into the night studying math, physics, music, literature and other subjects as they prepare to compete in the United States Academic Decathlon National Finals next month.
Renaissance High School in Meridian, which opened in 2009, won its first state academic decathlon title earlier this month and will represent Idaho in the national scholastic competition in Garden Grove, Calif., April 16-18.
The school uses the International Baccalaureate program, which had a rigorous global emphasis.
Posted by Bill Roberts on March 24, 2015
State Schools Superintendent Sherri Ybarra has no use for the statewide instructional management system that was sharply criticized Monday in a report by the state’s Office of Performance Evaluation.
Posted by Bill Roberts on March 11, 2015
Crowded schools are pressuring West Ada School District to move up the opening date of a planned elementary school south of Interstate 84 by one year.
Posted by Bill Roberts on March 3, 2015
If voters approve West Ada School District’s $96 million bond for three new schools and expansion of another to ease overcrowding, there will still be schools in the district that are too full.
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.