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Idaho education ranked worst in nation

Ouch. Education Week has released its latest ranking of education quality among the states, and Idaho is in a six-way tie for last place. Joining us at the bottom of the rankings, with a grade of D+, were Mississippi, Nebraska, Nevada, Oregon, and the District of Columbia. The six indicators, which looked at everything from preschool to college and careers, were identified as: “Chance for success; K-12 achievement; standards, assessments, and accountability; transitions and alignment; the teaching profession; and school finance,” according to Education Week. Idaho got its worst grade, an F, in the “transitions and alignment” category, which included early childhood education, college readiness and economy and workforce. Education Week’s “Quality Counts” study and rankings were funded by the Pew Center on the States. You can read the full report here.

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