We’re Here for Our Students–and We Miss Them!

  In addition to adjusting schedules and instruction methods, Idaho educators are also dealing with another side effect of the COVID-19 public health crisis and the soft closure of schools—we miss our students! We worry about their well-being, especially those who might be vulnerable for one reason or another. We are so used to seeing…

Stephanie Myers Elected IEA Vice President

Veteran educator Stephanie Myers was recently elected vice president of the Idaho Education Association in statewide balloting. Myers has served as the president of the Boise Education Association since 2013 and will continue in dual capacities through the end of the IEA Vice President’s term in July of 2020. Myers has been an active member…

May Primary Election Will Be Mail-in Ballot Only

Because of the COVID-19 health crisis, there will be no in-person voting at traditional locations for Idaho’s May 19th primary election. Governor Little has signed a proclamation changing the rules for this election. Within the next two weeks, the Idaho Secretary of State’s Office will be sending absentee ballot requests to all registered voters who…

Veteran Teacher Pay Bill Was Years in the Making

Melanie Hammond-Rexburg EA testifies before the Senate Education Committee With the stroke of a pen, Idaho Gov. Brad Little signed the Advanced Professional Educator Pay legislation into law on March 31, giving local school districts around the state a much-needed increase in their allocations in order to raise compensation for veteran educators. However, the process…