Eye On Boise archive for Sept. 2014

TUESDAY, SEPT. 30, 2014



MONDAY, SEPT. 29, 2014







Not actually Basque... 

When little-known candidate Sherri Ybarra won a four-way GOP primary race for state superintendent of public instruction in May, some speculation focused on her Basque-sounding last name as an advantage in the race. Basques are one of Idaho’s more colorful longtime ethnic minorities; they're also...

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Lawerence Denney (Betsy Russell)

Denney, Woodings vie to run Idaho elections 

Lawerence Denney already has experience shaping Idaho’s election policy. In the Legislature, he pushed successfully to close Idaho’s GOP primary election to anyone but registered Republicans and fought to require voters to show photo I.D. at the polls to vote. He tried unsuccessfully to fire...

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FRIDAY, SEPT. 26, 2014



Of stakeholders, taxes, and starving schools... 

Here's a link to my full story at spokesman.com on today's debate at the City Club of Boise between the two candidates for state superintendent of schools. After the debate, I asked former Superintendent Jerry Evans for his impressions. Evans, a Republican, hasn’t endorsed either...

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Jana Jones and Sherri Ybarra debate on Friday (Betsy Russell)

How to recruit, retain teachers... 

Asked about how Idaho could better recruit and retain teachers, Democrat Jana Jones told the City Club of Boise that she saw districts starting school this year with vacant teaching positions, having to fill in with student teachers or long-term substitutes. An Idaho teacher, she...

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Jones, Ybarra spar on resources, party, standards...

Asked if, as a member the Democratic minority, she can work with the GOP-dominated Legislature, state schools superintendent candidate Jana Jones said, “We’ve had eight years of leadership under the same party and look where we are today. It’s important that we have someone who...

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Schools chief hopefuls outline differences...

The first question posed to the two candidates for state schools superintendent was about the main philosophical difference between them. Republican Sherri Ybarra responded, “My proven method of address the whole child is a method of just individualizing education and paying attention to the unique...

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WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 24, 2014



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