what's happening in idaho?
The following articles discuss education policy in Idaho:
Idaho ranks #46 in Education Week report **Deceiving
Ybarra offers glimpse into legislative priorities
State Board President: Career Ladder will Increase Salaries
Despite 'Go-on' Campaign, Fewer Idaho HS Students Head to College
Jana Jones supports Common Core and Governor's Task Force
Candidate Opinion: Idaho Core will help students succeed (Balukoff)
Idaho's $42 Million Inept Data Monster
Idaho legislators, it's time to repeal Common Core
Otter fills State Board vacancies
Pocatello: Funds will go to testing with new Common Core standards
Representative Janet Trujillo's Parental Rights in Education Bill - read it and encourage your legislators to support it!
Randy Jensen Will Challenge Luna in GOP Primary
Senator Thayn: Press Release on SBAC
Senator Nuxoll: Press Release on SBAC
Op-Ed: Top-down federal standards will doom our education system
Little, Luna, nine lawmakers attend Jeb Bush education conference
Idaho Superintendents Propose Alternative to SBAC Assessments (but still support Idaho Core Standards)
Idaho Lawmakers Prepare for Education Fight in 2014
Test Scores in Idaho Expected to Drop
SDE responds to letter by Sentaor Thayn, Superintendent Thomas
Seven States Selected to Join Network for Transforming Educator Preparation
Local News 8: Emergency Levy Money to be Used for Testing Equipment
Op-Ed: Our Right to Privacy is Disappearing
Idaho Department of Education claims parents have no right to opt out of standardized testing
Read the Idaho Legislature's Resolution on Cursive Handwriting
Boise State Public Radio: "11 Idaho Schools to Share $3M for Technology Pilot Projects"
"High Costs of Common Core Testing" - This article is about North Carolina, but Idaho faces the same questions about the cost of implementing the new assessments.
Spokesman-Review: "Idaho School Wi-Fi Plan Surprises Legislators"
Idaho Press-Tribune: "Wake Up, Idaho - See the Real Tom Luna"
12/4/14 - Angela Hemingway of the SDE discusses testing. (Starts at 21:55). Be sure to listen to Becky's rebuttal immediately after.
2/5/14 - Local News 8 Story: Student data collection sparks concern
2/3/14 - Becky & Stephanie and some great callers on the Neal Larson Show. The interview begins at 21:13 (below)
2/3/14 - Local News 8 story: Idaho on the line for $15M for school broadband
1/28/14 - Bruce Cook from Madison School District discussing Common Core on the Neal Larson Show (below)
1/26/14 - KPVI News 6 Story: Data Collection