JFAC to Hear Education Budget Proposals Next Week

The powerful Joint Finance and Appropriations Committee will hear specific budget proposals from the State Board of Education and the State Department of Education next week. While Governor Otter outlined some of his budget request during his State of the State address and Superintendent Sherri Ybarra has previously released her request, the formal presentations to JFAC really get the ball rolling on the budget setting process.

2018 Legislative Preview

Several issues of importance to educators are likely to be at the forefront of discussion and debate during the 2018 Idaho legislative session. The IEA lobby team will once again advocate on behalf of our members and their students for policies that promote a strong and equitable public education system.

IEA Responds to State of the State Address; Hotline is Back

Welcome to the 2018 Idaho Legislative Session. Public education figures to be a significant focal point during the session again this year, and the Idaho Education Association will be there every step of the way to advocate on behalf of the professional educators, students, parents, communities that depend on a strong public education system. The…

Teacher Pipeline Workgroup

Teacher Pipeline Workgroup IEA, Education Stakeholders Tackle a Tough Problem A large and influential group of education stakeholders developed a series of recommendations aimed at addressing the shortage of certified, qualified teachers in Idaho classrooms, particularly in rural areas and in hard-to-fill positions. The recommendations were formally presented to the Idaho State Board of Education…

A Counselor’s Take on Idaho’s College Initiatives

The Rest of the Story A Counselor’s Take on Idaho’s College Initiatives In a recent series of articles Idaho Ed News reporter Kevin Richert did a good job of pointing out some of the benefits of the state’s efforts to increase the college enrollment rate of Idaho high school students. He wrote about the successes…