the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) that is responsible for building the test all students in grades 3-11 will be expected to take, beginning next year.
The House voted 34-31 today to pass a bill that would enable every legislator to honor a teacher from their district with a $500 bonus and a customized award certificate.
The moderate Republican from Caldwell serves on the Joint Finance and Appropriations Committee along with the Agricultural Affairs Committee and the Judiciary, Rules and Administration Committee.
The committee is inviting comment on a variety of budget-related issues, and wants to know how Idaho citizens feel about budget prioritization for education and other programs.
At least $14.45 million in technology funding for Idaho schools is in limbo, and both the Senate Education Committee and the Joint Finance and Appropriations Committee want some answers.
The legislature has been at work for over a month, and the deadline for the introduction of bills is quickly approaching. After next Monday, only a handful of legislative committees will have the ability to print bills. As typically happens at this time each legislative session, committees will be spending the next few days printing…