With the controversy over Idaho’s internet contracts still simmering, JFAC voted to hold intent language on funding for both wireless installation and the Schoolnet instructional management system for three days.
A bill that would establish a pilot program to study preschool in five Idaho elementary schools was introduced by the House Education Committee today.
Teachers will be well represented on the advisory committee named today to work with the State Department of Education on the Smarter Balanced Field Test this spring.
Members of the Joint Finance and Appropriations Committee will prepare to spend more than $1 billion on Monday morning when they set the FY 15 Public Schools Budget. Though no specific information will be available until Monday, the IEA has been working with other stakeholders to make sure that several areas of the budget are…
Among the items being looked at by JFAC will be the Core Teacher Program, which provides professional development that leverages the expertise of teachers and mentors participants to enable them to bring best practices of professional development back to their local districts.
JFAC will weigh recommendations from the House and Senate Education Committees, the Governor’s office, the Department of Education and other stakeholders in determining how much will be spent on public education and where those funds will be allocated.