How do we ensure our kids are getting the best education possible? How can we fairly and accurately measure student progress? How can administrators evaluate teacher effectiveness without making teachers teach to a single test?
The public is invited to join their fellow parents, teachers and others to share their ideas on these questions and more on how best to improve Idaho education. The event is sponsored by the Education Excellence Task Force, a committee formed by the members of the Idaho Education Association. Anyone with ideas for improving Idaho’s schools is invited to attend. The meeting will be Friday, October 26 at 5 PM in the Capitol Building, room WW55.
IEA members have long advocated for better education policy for Idaho’s kids. Members of the task force are charged with researching best practices in education, including teacher readiness and quality, evaluation and peer review, student achievement and success, technology and online learning, and career and college readiness. This volunteer committee is developing a set of policy recommendations that the IEA will use to work with other education stakeholders on meaningful public education reform in Idaho.
The task force is made up of teachers, education support professionals, special education instructors and a university liaison who excel in and are leaders of the education profession, and who are excited to engage in the important dialogue of how to ensure excellent public schools for every child in Idaho.