Idaho Core Standards

New Idaho Core Standards Approved with IEA Support  The IEA this week stood behind the results of a years-long effort to refine education standards first adopted over a decade ago.  Two legislative acts endorsing new math, English language arts and science standards were approved by the House Education Committee on Thursday in a bi-partisan vote.…

Happy 130th Birthday IEA! 

On March 23, 1892, Idaho educators gathered together in solidarity for the first meeting of the Idaho Education Association “to promote the educational interests of the state, and to ensure the future progress of the teachers’ work as a profession.”   In the 130 years since, members of the IEA – all of you –…

IEA Hotline – March 4th

With the weather warming and primary elections beginning to loom, lawmakers are turning their eyes to the endgame for the 2022 legislative session. A key deadline for sending legislation between the House and Senate hits on Monday, as well. Below is a quick roundup of what happened at the Statehouse this week.  Oh! And Thursday…

IEA Hotline – Feb 25th

As the 2022 legislative session’s second month comes to a close, kindergarten and voucher bills are top of mind in education circles. Here’s a quick summary of some of the bills the IEA’s lobby team is keeping an eye on: Kindergarten Bills Aplenty There are several kindergarten bills being discussed and worked on by lawmakers…