Idaho received a spotty D-plus grade in state rankings released Thursday by Education Week.
In particular, Idaho was marked down on two perennial trouble areas: K-12 funding and access to preschool and kindergarten. Idaho ranked No. 50 in early education, ahead of only Utah, and No. 49 in school finance. But despite its overall No. 46 ranking, Idaho received some average and above-average scores on several achievement metrics, such as test scores and graduation rates.
For a closer look at some of Education Week’s Idaho rankings — and some of the related education policy debates looming in the 2015 legislative session — here's a link to my story at Idaho Education News.