Legislature Adjourns Sine Die

The Idaho legislature has finally completed its third-longest session in history, adjourning Sine Die Thursday after 95 days. Education-related legislation had largely been put to bed a couple of weeks ago, but Medicaid expansion and ballot initiative bills kept legislators busy well into April. Despite fervent public opposition, the legislature passed SB 1204, which adds…

Matt Aber-Towns Named IEA Executive Director

The IEA Board of Directors has approved and announced the hiring of Matt Aber-Towns as the Association’s Executive Director. Aber-Towns has an extensive background in education association work with the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) and additional union experience with Service Employees International Union (SEIU). “I look forward to working alongside a union board and…