Revered IEA Leader Monica Beaudoin Passes Away

Former Idaho Education Association President Monica Beaudoin died October 31, 2020, in Sandpoint at the age of 83. To say that Monica was a pillar of the education community would be a vast understatement, and her fingerprints remain on the IEA and on our public education system decades later. Monica grew up in North Dakota…

Feedback from Educators on Current Education Issues

Professional educators have been providing feedback and insight on issues of importance to K-12 education in the state, especially with COVID-19 public health crisis creating so much turmoil and uncertainty. We believe it is important to rely on the experiences of those working with students every day as decisions are made on the direction of…

Funding in Flux

COVID-19, Economy, Politics Lead to Roller Coaster Ride for K-12 Resources The COVID-19 pandemic has created havoc with public school budgets around the country, and Idaho has been no exception. Shortly after the crisis hit, Gov. Brad Little announced a one percent holdback to be applied to the remainder of the 2019-20 school year, then…

IEA Members Share Concerns, Ideas with Gov. Little

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought about a plethora of new and unexpected concerns for professional educators. It has also brought to the forefront issues that have been percolating and under-emphasized for years. IEA members are among those with a front-row seat for how both sets of concerns are impacting their work, as well as the…