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Education High Court Blocks Electronic-Signature Gathering for Idaho Education Initiative
The U.S. Supreme Court blocked an injunction that had allowed a group backing an Idaho education spending measure to collect electronic signatures because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Mark Walsh, July 30, 2020
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Education An Idaho School Reopens. Are Its Precautions the 'New Normal'?
A private pre-K-12 school in Idaho welcomes students back after its coronavirus shutdown, but with shortened days, a closed cafeteria, no bus service, and other signs that things aren't back to normal.
Evie Blad, May 4, 2020
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Equity & Diversity This State Just Became the First to Restrict Transgender Student Athletes' Participation
Idaho became the first state in the country to prohibit transgender girls from participating in girls' school sports after Gov. Brad Little, a Republican, signed the "Fairness in Women's Sports Act" into law Tuesday.
Evie Blad, April 1, 2020
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Student Well-Being Pushback Over SEL Bubbles Up in Idaho
When Idaho education leaders pitched social-emotional learning training for teachers, some state lawmakers compared the plan to dystopian behavior control. Some walked out of the meeting.
Evie Blad, February 25, 2020
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Education There's Pushback to Social-Emotional Learning. Here's What Happened in One State
When Idaho education leaders pitched social-emotional learning training for teachers, some state lawmakers compared the plan to dystopian behavior control. Some walked out of the meeting.
Evie Blad, February 13, 2020
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States Educational Opportunities and Performance in Idaho
This Quality Counts 2020 Highlights Report captures all the data you need to assess your state's performance on key educational outcomes.
January 21, 2020
5 min read
Education Funding Which States Are Poised to Tackle Outdated K-12 Funding Formulas?
Buoyed by budget surpluses and prodded by teacher activism and legal challenges, legislators and governors are gearing up to tackle long-outdated K-12 funding formulas.
Daarel Burnette II, February 12, 2019
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States Educational Opportunities and Performance in Idaho
This Quality Counts 2019 Highlights Report captures all the data you need to assess your state's performance on key educational outcomes.
January 16, 2019
5 min read
School Climate & Safety Opinion Children Will Listen: Teachers Must Hold Each Other Accountable
If we want to work towards true inclusivity, we must show that perpetuating oppressive beliefs, intentional or not, has a consequence on something or someone other than those oppressed.
Christina Torres, November 16, 2018
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Science States Debate Whether Schools Should Teach Climate Change (Video)
Disagreements over how, and whether, to teach climate change are playing out in state legislatures across the nation.
Mike Bock, March 9, 2018
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Assessment Opinion Innovative Assessments: Widening the Horizon
States are developing new forms of assessment, including assessments of learning and assessments for learning.
Contributing Blogger, March 8, 2018
6 min read
Teaching Profession Opinion Finding Common Ground Through Data to Improve Idaho's Teacher Pipeline
A superintendent outlines the importance of various groups coming together to address teacher recruitment and retention challenges in Idaho.
Urban Education Contributor, February 22, 2018
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Teaching Profession Opinion Tackling Teacher Recruitment and Retention Challenges in Idaho
Representatives from school districts, state education agencies, and institutions of higher education in Idaho convene to discuss teacher recruitment and retention.
Urban Education Contributor, February 19, 2018
4 min read
School & District Management Idaho Earns a D-Plus on State Report Card, Ranks 45th in Nation
This Quality Counts 2018 Highlights Report captures all the data you need to assess your state's performance on key educational outcomes.
January 17, 2018
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