Boise school trustees cite US Census Bureau data showing that 69 percent of Idaho’s 3- and 4-year-olds are not enrolled in an early childhood education program. State school board officials will vote on the issue.
Parents asked board members to reinstate Middleton Heights Principal Kim Atkinson following the fallout over controversial costumes worn at the school. The board and superintendent didn’t offer any further details on the suspension.
Boise High School is setting up a World War I museum for students and parents to walk through on Veterans Day, Nov. 11. Included will be letters and photos from families, lists of Idahoans who died in the war and biographies of soldiers.
What happens in 2019 for Idaho schools will be shaped by leadership changes coming to the House Education Committee and the budget-writing Joint-Finance Appropriations Committee. New Senate leaders possible.
The Middleton School District announced that it will “welcome our teachers and aides back into their classrooms in the next few days,” having finished an internal investigation involving staff wearing racist costumes.
A College of Western Idaho spokesman see hope in the narrow loss a proposed levy for a new Health Science building suffered at the polls. An outgoing college trustee says the levy campaign was misguided.
Idaho’s teacher shortage is hitting south-central Idaho the hardest, particularly in rural areas. With fewer applicants for jobs, schools are increasingly hiring people who don’t have traditional teaching credentials.
The Middleton School District Board of Trustees announced Saturday that staff was placed on leave after photos of Middleton Heights Elementary staff donning Halloween costumes portraying a border wall that says “Make American Great Again” and stereotyped Mexicans emerged.
Middleton elementary school staff dressed as Mexicans on Halloween and others posed behind a cardboard “wall” that read “Make America Great Again.” Superintendent Dr. Josh Middleton addressed the issue on Facebook.
Middleton elementary school staff dressed as Mexicans on Halloween and others posed behind a cardboard “wall” that read “Make America Great Again.” The Middleton School District temporarily posted the photos on its Facebook page, but has since taken it down.
The Idaho Education Association confirmed in a statement Wednesday that Sue Wigdorski is no longer the organization’s executive director. The union has been active running ads in the superintendent eleciton.
The State Board of Education would change the way Idaho’s colleges and universities are funded - based on the number of graduates they produce, as opposed to the number and type of credit hours students take.