Mountain Home joins Idaho Core Standards coalition

Statesman staffOctober 9, 2013 

The Mountain Home School District has become the 24th member of an Idaho coalition that supports the successful implementation of the Idaho Core Standards.

“The Mountain Home School District is working hard this year to implement the new Idaho Core Standards so our students who graduate from high school will be able to succeed in post-secondary education and the workforce,” said Tim McMurtrey, superintendent of the Mountain Home School District. “These new evidence-based standards are clear, understandable and consistent across the United States which help newly enrolled Mountain Home Air Force Base military students who transfer into our district.”

The coalition is comprised of school districts, child advocacy organizations, business groups, teachers, school administrators and the presidents of all public community and four-year colleges in Idaho.

Idaho Core Standards cover English and math. They are the state's version of Common Core, a set of standards for what students should know that have been adopted in more than 40 states.

“We are pleased that the Mountain Home School District has joined our coalition," Rod Gramer, president of Idaho Business for Education and chair of Idahoans for Excellence in Education, said. "The Idaho Core Standards are important for the success of all students, but the children of military families will especially benefit from them. These Standards mean that military parents can have the peace of mind knowing that their children are not falling behind academically when they move into or from the Mountain Home Air Force Base.”

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