The chairs of the Senate and House Education Committees, Senator John Goedde and Representative Reed DeMordaunt have announced plans to host a discussion on the Idaho Core Standards.
The Forum will take place on Wednesday, January 22, 2014 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. in the Lincoln Auditorium in the Senate West Wing (WW02) of the State Capitol.
Participants must submit their questions in advance. In an effort to get as much information from this forum as is possible, you are urged to send in questions to the House Education Secretary. You can also mail your questions to EW49, Routing Code 38, State Capitol, Boise, ID 83720-0038.
All questions must be submitted by Friday, January 17, 2014 at 5:00 p.m.
A formal panel of teachers, Department of Education personnel and others, both proponents and opponents of the Idaho Core Standards, will be a part of the forum panel.
The forum will be structured so that the audience can see every question presented on a screen and then those questions will be answered by the panelists. No questions will be taken from the audience on the day of the forum. However, the forum proceedings will be available via the IPTV website (click on Legislature Live) or directly at www.idahoptv.org/leglive.
The Idaho Core State Standards Initiative is a state-led effort that established a single set of educational standards for kindergarten through 12th grade in English language arts and mathematics. These standards represent a set of expectations for student knowledge and skills that high school graduates need to master to succeed in college and careers.