Idaho Content Standards Can Benefit Students and Teachers—But a Proper Support System is Essential

Penni Cyr, President, Idaho Education Association The Idaho Education Association supports the Idaho Content Standards (more generally known as Common Core), and we are optimistic that this initiative can bring a creative, collaborative and inter-disciplinary approach back into K-12 classrooms around the state. However, a philosophical and financial commitment from the state legislature, the Idaho…

Celebrating Teachers: An Impact that Lasts a Lifetime

[title text=”National Teacher Appreciation Week (May 6-10) & National Teacher Day (May 7)” line=”true” size=”h4″] Virtually everyone has had their lives influenced by teachers and educators, and the Idaho Education Association wants to recognize those past contributions as well as encourage a culture that enables those critical touch points for current and future generations. May…

Task Force Sets Meeting Dates

The Task Force for Improving Education (previously known as the Governor’s Task Force) has confirmed they will be holding a series of community forums across the state during the month of April. “This is a chance for parents, teachers, and other concerned citizens to share their education reform ideas, “ said Penni Cyr, IEA President…