Week 8 in review

This week brought a significant victory for the Idaho Education Association as a bill that would have curbed classified employee rights was pulled. 

Karen Echeverria of the Idaho Schools Boards Association asked Sen. John Goedde (R-Coeur d&rsq…

Roaring and reeling

March has come in like a lion in Idaho’s capital city. Not only did Boise see a rare second straight morning of snow, but, as Betsy Russell of the Spokesman-Review  wrote, “a $36 million tax cut for Idaho’s top earners is roari…

Happy birthday, IEA

The House Education Committee today passed and sent straight to the House HCR048, a resolution recognizing the Idaho Education Association on its120th anniversary.

Rep. Shirley Ringo (D-Moscow), an IEA member and retired educator, told the panel th…

ESP bill pulled

Today was a good day for the classroom aides, janitors, bus drivers, and others who help Idaho schools run smoothly. Karen Echeverria of the Idaho Schools Boards Association asked Sen. John Goedde (R-Coeur d’Alene), chair of the Senate Educatio…

Sick leave bill advances

A bill to help laid-off educators protect their sick leave is one step away from the governor’s desk after the House Education Committee passed it this morning.

S1308, sponsored by Sen. Melinda Smyser (R-Parma) and supported by the Idaho Educ…