Idaho Legislature Adjourns 2021 Session—Finally

Idaho Legislature Adjourns 2021 Session—Finally The legislature’s three-day extension of the 2021 season ended Wednesday with a great deal of bluster and pontificating. Still, in the end, with very little substance to show for the special meeting, many of them insisted upon. Fortunately, all of the bills passed by the House amid rancor and rhetoric…

Regions 4, 5, and 6

Jan. 28th – Bannock County Potatoes and Politics    IEA’s Region 5 held a Potatoes and Politics townhall-style event at Liberty Hall in Pocatello on Jan. 22. Five of Bannock County’s six state lawmakers attended the event that included teachers, students, and community members. The captain of the Pocatello High School Debate Club moderated the…

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Feb 18th – Professional Standards Commission Nominations are Open  Nominations for the Idaho Professional Standards Commission are now open. The nomination deadline is Feb. 25.   The Professional Standards Commission makes recommendations to the State Board of Education and renders decisions that provide Idaho with competent, qualified, ethical educators dedicated to rigorous standards, PreK – 12…

Legislative Session

March 7th – Dyslexia Screening and Educator Training Endorsed  Legislation directing the Idaho Department of Education to screen students for dyslexia and provide professional development training for educators about the learning disorder was unanimously approved by the House Education Committee on Friday.  House Bill 731, sponsored by Sen. Carl Crabtree (R-Grangeville), Sen. Robert Blair (R-Kendrick)…