Legislators came to town seven weeks ago. Since early January, stakeholders have been waiting for a career ladder bill to be introduced. Apparently that wait will come to an end Friday morning when the House Education Committee introduces a bill outlining a career ladders formula. Chairman Dean Mortimer (R-Idaho Falls) was called away from his […]

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School district officials can breathe a sigh of relief…at least for the remainder of this school year. On Wednesday, Gov. Butch Otter signed HB 168, the bill that will allocate $3.6 million to the State Department of Education (SDE) to help school districts pay for broadband service for the remainder of the school year. Lawmakers […]

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IEA President Penni Cyr testified in front of the Senate Education Committee regarding SCR 106. This Senate Concurrent Resolution, sponsored by Sen. Steven Thayn (R-Emmett), outlines the types of and reasons for testing and further directs the State Department of Education (SDE) to find an alternative to the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) test. After […]

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