teachers

Rural Idaho Schools are Hiring More Unlicensed Teachers
State Board of Education Vice President Debbie Critchfield says the number of certified teachers graduating from Idaho universities have remained steady, but it's "more of a distribution problem." With about 70 percent of Idaho schools consider rural, certified teachers are not choosi…
If You Are Unemployed In Idaho, Go To Hawaii
We are fortunate to live in a part of Idaho where there is job growth. But, just because there's job growth doesn't mean there's a job you would like or are qualified to do. If you're unemployed in Idaho, you might want to think about going to Hawaii. Seriously.
Idaho Education Board Proposes Big Raise for Teachers
The State Board of Education wants to give Idaho teachers a big raise, but it's not a done deal, yet.  A couple years ago, the Governor's Task Force on Education, a bipartisan group of stakeholders from across the state, said Idaho was losing too many teachers to other states and prof…
President Obama’s “Latte Salute”
Social media is aflutter with the video of President Obama saluting the U.S. Marines as he disembarked Marine 1 with a cup of coffee in his saluting hand.  Some think it is atrocious, others think it's much-ado-about-nothing.  It may surprise you to hear the background of presidential…
Does Your School Need School Supplies?
We all know that Google is AMAZING but, this tops the cake for me. Google has been providing school supplies for millions of students.
Teachers, from all over the country, have been requesting school supplies on donorschoose.org, andaccording to CNBC, Google has been fulfilling EVERY request!
Teacher Bonus Info Released
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The state Department of Education has posted data online telling school districts which teachers have earned a bonus under a new merit pay plan. Districts were notified Wednesday they'll have 30 days to review and appeal the data used to calculate the pay-for-performan…
Minidoka School District Releasing 11 Teachers
The Minidoka County School District is reeling from state budget cuts in education and the “Students Come First” initiative.  At a school board meeting this week board members approved the layoffs of 11 teachers in the district.  The board was hoping that attrit…
Teacher Fires Back At Luna
An English teacher in Canyon County is firing back at Idaho school superintendent tom Luna over a controversial memo.  Luna sent a memo to school administrators last week that warned of possible teacher ethics violations for school-based efforts to recall Luna and his education overhaul laws...