Treasure Valley students are showing little growth on a variety of measures, reports Idaho Education News' Jennifer Swindell.
Treasure Valley Education Partnership released a report Wednesday showing no growth between 2012 and 2013 in the percentage of kindergarteners ready to learn to read when they start school; about two-thirds of high school juniors aren’t college ready, based on SAT results; demand for college-trained students in the workforce is far ahead of the numbers of students who go on to to post-secondary education.
Reasons for little growth include large numbers of students who don’t speak English, the number of students living in poverty, and little support from the state for early childhood education, said Rich Raimondi, Bishop Kelly High School president.
The Treasure Valley Education Partnership includes Boise, Caldwell, Emmett, Kuna, Middleton, Mountain Home, Nampa, Vallivue and West Ada school districts and Bishop Kelly High School.
You can read Swindell's full story here.