It’s time.

The Advanced Professional Educator Pay legislation gives districts and educators an opportunity to remedy an oversight in Idaho’s investment in public schools—helping make sure veteran educators have the compensation and respect they deserve. We hear from many of our veteran teachers that they are drawing essentially the same salary as they were 10, 15, even…

Advanced Educator Pay Legislation Clears First Hurdle

Veteran teachers in Idaho may be seeing long overdue pay raises if legislation introduced in the House Education Committee can make its way through the legislature in the coming days. Officially title the Advanced Professional Educator Pay bill, it proposes adding $225 million to the existing Career Ladder salary education framework over the next five…

Once in a Lifetime

IEA Member and Idaho Teacher of the Year Attends College Football Title Game Editor’s Note: Idaho’s 2019 Teacher of the Year Marc Beitia, a longtime IEA member and teacher at American Falls High School, recently attended college football’s national championship game between LSU and Clemson as a guest of the College Football Foundation. We asked…

House Education Committee Sends Callous Message on Students’ Mental Heath

House Education Committee Sends Callous Message on Students’ Mental Heath In a disturbing development this week, several members of the House Education Committee openly criticized the recommendation from Governor Little’s K-12 task force that would increase training and resources to support the mental and emotional health of Idaho students. During a presentation by State Superintendent…