IEA Hotline – February 11, 2022  

The start of the 2022 Idaho legislative session’s second month saw the signing into law of one of the IEA’s top priorities for the year and the advancement of other education-related measures.     Gov. Little Signs Educator Health Insurance Bill into Law   At a series of “teacher appreciation” events around the state, Idaho Gov.…

IEA at the State Commission for Education Excellence

Matt Compton, IEA’s associate executive director, represented IEA members recently at a meeting of the Idaho State Commission for Education Excellence, which meets regularly to discuss how the state can make substantive improvements in education, particularly during and after the pandemic.   At last Friday’s meeting they discussed:  District Continuous Improvement Plans, including plans for literacy,…

IEA Engages Lawmakers on Kindergarten Legislation 

Lawmakers are actively considering several ways to disperse state literacy funding that increases opportunities for districts to offer full-day kindergarten.   Several kindergarten bills are expected to be introduced in the coming weeks that will determine how the $47 million increase in literacy funding recommended by Gov. Little will be allocated to districts.  Chris Parri, IEA’s…

IEA Hotline – February 4, 2022 

The fourth week of the 2022 Idaho legislative session saw the advancement of a number of education-related bills, including the passage of one IEA members’ top legislative priority – educator access to the state employee health insurance plan. Here’s a quick rundown:     Health Care Insurance for Educators to Become Law  Legislation giving Idaho’s educators…

Professional Development

Register for IEA’s Latest Training    The IEA’s events calendar has information about these trainings and a number of other upcoming opportunities to engage.       March 12 — IEA | Energize Your Classroom: Take Your Teaching to New Heights | virtual           Working for You Archive    Feb 15th – Register for IEA’s Upcoming Training …