Dyslexia Screening and Educator Training Moves Ahead

Idaho Education Association-endorsed legislation to provide student screening, educator training and other resources for dyslexia interventions for students was endorsed by the Senate Education Committee on Thursday.   House Bill 731 bill requires screening for dyslexia in kindergarteners through fifth-graders and training for educators to provide “multisensory-structured literacy approaches” for students showing dyslexic characteristics. It received…

Idaho Core Standards

New Idaho Core Standards Approved with IEA Support  The IEA this week stood behind the results of a years-long effort to refine education standards first adopted over a decade ago.  Two legislative acts endorsing new math, English language arts and science standards were approved by the House Education Committee on Thursday in a bi-partisan vote.…

Happy 130th Birthday IEA! 

On March 23, 1892, Idaho educators gathered together in solidarity for the first meeting of the Idaho Education Association “to promote the educational interests of the state, and to ensure the future progress of the teachers’ work as a profession.”   In the 130 years since, members of the IEA – all of you –…