It would require more than one hand to count the number of times the Senate Education Committee has met this session to discuss a rule that would, in part, require every elementary school to offer 60 minutes of physical education to students each week, require middle schools to provide all students with an average of 200 minutes of PE on a biweekly basis, and allow for high school students to earn
The IEA-crafted legislation would require Idaho to develop an accurate database of information that accounts for the actual student-teacher ratio in every Idaho classroom.
Andy Grover, Melba Schools Superintendent, has thrown his hat into the ring for State Superintendent of Public Instruction.
[space line=”no”] IEA members Jamie Esler and Katie Graupman made presentations to the House and Senate Education Committees today. Esler is the 2014 Idaho Teacher of the Year and Graupman is the reigning Milken Award winner for the state. Both educators shared personal stories regarding their pride in the teaching profession, the satisfaction they get…
With only one dissenting vote, the House Education Committee sent HB 504, to the floor with a recommendation of “do pass.”
Idaho’s Joint Finance and Appropriations Committee opened its doors for a public hearing leading up to budget setting over the next few weeks. 44 people took advantage of the rare opportunity to address the committee, including many with opinions and ideas about public education.