With the Joint Finance and Appropriations Committee scheduled to hear from the education committees Friday and budget-writing to come February 27, Senate Education Committee chair Sen. Dean Mortimer (R-Idaho Falls) gave his committee members a chance to share their opinions about funding priorities and other issues at the end of Tuesday’s meeting.
The teacher evaluation process will be front and center as the State Board of Education meets in Boise this week. Thursday morning the State Board will hold its meeting at in the Simplot Ballroom at Boise State University, with a review of the 2015-16 teacher evaluations and the process by which those evaluations were obtained…
Sen. Steven Thayn (R-Emmett) introduced a bill Monday that would ostensibly create a secondary path for educators to qualify for the Master Teacher Premium. The bill would allow local districts to choose whether teachers qualify through an evaluation/portfolio process or by reaching certain student goals.
From the education perspective, Monday is a relatively significant benchmark in that it is the last day that the Senate Education Committee can introduce new legislation.
today the House Education Committee voted 12-3 to remove five passages relating to climate change prior to passing the remainder of the standards.
SB 105 includes directives on what metrics are to be submitted to the State Department of Education by local districts, and adds language that directly ties the performance criteria to movement on the Career Ladder.