members of the House Education Committee on Friday morning to discuss the process and final product that encompass the tiered certification rule and proposed career ladder legislation.
The co-chairs of the Governor’s Task Force subcommittee charged with developing proposals on Tiered Certification and Career Ladders presented their findings to the Senate Education Committee this afternoon. Co-chair Dr. Linda Clark, Superintendent of the West Ada School District, unveiled what she called “the secret sauce” for improving both teacher compensation and accountability for student […]
The question of the morning was, “Did you get a ticket?” as President Barack Obama’s visit to Boise overshadowed business, for at least a brief few hours.
Each legislative session, committees are inundated with reports and presentations on a variety of issues. Many of the recommendations from these reports morph into legislation or other work for lawmakers. On Tuesday, members of the House and Senate Education Committees received one of a series of reports they will be hearing over the next few […]
Members of the House and Senate Education Committees learned more about the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) organization today. FIRST advocates were on hand to ask lawmakers to ensure Idaho students have an equal footing in becoming future science and technology leaders. They specifically requested funding to allow students to compete […]
Idaho’s Joint Finance-Appropriations Committee (JFAC) has voted unanimously to accept a report that finds Governor Otter’s revenue forecast for the next fiscal year to be accurate. The Joint Economic Outlook and Revenue Assessment Committee held two days of hearings about revenue projection before agreeing with the Governor’s estimate of $3.12 billion in state tax revenue. […]