Teachers will get bonuses!

Last week, IEA president Penni Cyr alerted members to some good news: regardless of the outcome of this November’s vote on Props 1, 2 and 3, teachers will get bonuses. Here’s the text of her message: Dear IEA Leader: Earlier this month, I sent a letter to Superintendent Tom Luna, requesting that he disburse the…

Register now for fall Idaho Education Academy courses

The Idaho Education Academy in partnership with the Idaho Education Association and Northwest Nazarene University continues its partnership in 2012-13 for the fifth year to offer high-value and cost-effective continuing education credits for Idaho teachers, paraprofessionals, and other instructors. A new course this semester: What Great Teachers Do Differently, taught by Academy founder Terry Gilbert. …

Time for a New Conversation

Paul Stark, IEA General Counsel On April 30, 2012, IEA General Counsel Paul Stark spoke before an audience of several hundred administrators and board members from every part of the state of Idaho.  Below are excerpts from his comments: I believe that it is time to come to a rational, common sense approach to the…