‘This Bill is an Insult to the Professionalism of Idaho’s Certified Educators’ 

The Idaho Education Association on Tuesday stood in defense of the education profession Tuesday as it opposed legislation that would all but eliminate educator certification requirements for charter school teachers.   Senate Bill 1291, sponsored by Sen. Carl Crabtree (R-Grangeville), allows charter schools to hire applicants with any bachelor’s degree, as opposed to hiring only certified…

Tell Your Senator that the Rural Educator Incentive Bill is a “Step in the Right Direction”

Educators in rural areas or high-need areas could get a little extra money to pay for educational costs like student loans or pursuing advanced degrees under legislation introduced by Sen. Janie Ward-Engelking (D-Boise) on Wednesday. As Idaho Education Association Political Director Chris Parri told lawmakers this week, Senate Bill 1290 “is an additional step in…