Idaho Center for Fiscal Policy, headed by former Idaho chief economist Mike Ferguson, joined with other education stakeholders in hosting a press conference on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
A panel discussion featuring both proponents and opponents of the Idaho Core Standards will take place in a joint education committee session tomorrow from 3-5 PM in the Lincoln Auditorium.
The public is encouraged to comment on a variety of education issues, with particular focus on the recommendations of the Governor’s Task Force for Education Excellence
John Enyon of Grangeville has filed paperwork indicating his candidacy for the office of State Superintendent of Public Instruction in the Republican primary on May 20. Randy Jensen of American Falls has also announced his candidacy for the post on the Republican side.
The Senate Education Committee has agreed to print a proposal, initiated by the IEA and sponsored by Sen. John Goedde (R-CDA), shielding school bus drivers from civil or criminal liability in the event the driver comes to the aid of a rider who may be in danger.
Members of the House Education Committee spent the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday making final decisions on the more than one hundred pages of education rules from the State Board of Education and the State Department of Education.