Department of Ed Seeks Idahoans to Review ISAT/SBAC Test Questions

BOISE – The State Department of Education is seeking 120 Idahoans to review test questions for the spring Idaho Standards Achievement Tests by Smarter Balanced. Educators, parents, and school board members are encouraged to apply. The review will take place December 15 to December 19. Participants must commit to being in Boise during those dates more »

Financing a Hurdle in Charters’ Hunt for Space, Says Report

By Arianna Prothero From Education Week September 23, 2014 Federal, state, and private financing for charter school facilities is not keeping up with demand for the publicly funded but largely independent schools, says a report released this month by a nonprofit group. Facilities have been a perennial issue for the nation’s growing charter sector. Federal more »

Baltimore’s Teacher-Pay Experiment Gains Foothold

By Stephen Sawchuk From Education Week August 27, 2014 Rhea Espedido has made a habit of going above and beyond in her Baltimore school, devising a reading-intervention program to decrease special education referrals, for instance. But this school year is the first time she’ll be rewarded for it. When students return to Liberty Elementary, she’ll more »