IEA Statement on Idaho’s Record Budget Surplus

Idaho’s elected officials have a golden opportunity to finally address public school funding in a meaningful way.   The record budget surplus should be directed to Idaho’s public schools, which continue to be under-resourced in a state that willingly ranks last in per-student funding. The surplus can, and should, be used to address the many…

How can the worst school year ever bring us together?

By: Natalie MacLachlan Now that school is out and we’ve all heard about Idaho’s worst legislative session ever, let’s reflect on our worst school year– and a half– ever. We’ve seen the public move between heralding teachers as the heroes of our society to completely attacking our educational system. What really happened, and more importantly,…

New IEA Executive Director

The Idaho Education Association is pleased to announce the hiring of Paul Stark as Executive Director, effective June 7, 2021. Stark has served as the General Counsel of the IEA for the last 10 years and was active in education law prior to joining the Association in 2011. “Paul is the ideal person to take…

2021 Summer Institute: Virtually Together

Get ready! The IEA Summer Institute is back with an online platform in 2021. The IEA’s marquee professional development event, Summer Institute operates under the auspices of the IEA’s Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL). The 2021 Summer Institute will take place July 28-31, with registration now open. Six primary session strands will inform, challenge,…