Full funding of year three of the career ladder had been identified as the top funding priority by virtually every person or entity involved in Idaho’s K-12 education budgeting process, so it did not come as a major surprise when the Joint Finance and Appropriations Committee approved a budget that includes a $69.1 million increase in allocations for teacher compensation.
Idaho’s Joint Finance and Appropriations Committee will meet Monday to work on setting the K-12 public education budget for 2017-18.
Idaho’s Senate Education Committee heard public testimony on Idaho’s proposed science standards during Thursday’s meeting.
Science Standards in Senate Education Committee Thursday The Senate Education Committee will review Idaho’s science standards during their meeting Thursday, starting at 3:00 in room WW55. Those standards have been a lightning rod for discussion and controversy the last couple of years; most recently when the House Education Committee voted to remove five passages referring…
As part of a presentation on educator recruitment and retention, State Department of Education official Duncan Robb told the House Education Committee Tuesday that alternative authorizations in Idaho have risen from 1.91% in 2011-12 to 4.10% in 2015-16.
Penni Cyr, President of the Idaho Education Association, was among those who addressed the Senate Education Committee Monday regarding legislation that would set up a line item in the education budget to fund rising health insurance costs for K-12 personnel.