Happy birthday, IEA

The House Education Committee today passed and sent straight to the House HCR048, a resolution recognizing the Idaho Education Association on its120th anniversary.

Rep. Shirley Ringo (D-Moscow), an IEA member and retired educator, told the panel th…

Survey looks at student plans

Idaho Education Association members recently got an email from IEA President Penni Cyr encouraging them to take a survey about how students decide what to do after high school. A parent survey is available, too. Please consider helping this worthwhil…

ESP bill pulled

Today was a good day for the classroom aides, janitors, bus drivers, and others who help Idaho schools run smoothly. Karen Echeverria of the Idaho Schools Boards Association asked Sen. John Goedde (R-Coeur d’Alene), chair of the Senate Educatio…

Sick leave bill advances

A bill to help laid-off educators protect their sick leave is one step away from the governor’s desk after the House Education Committee passed it this morning.

S1308, sponsored by Sen. Melinda Smyser (R-Parma) and supported by the Idaho Educ…