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Eye On Boise Sherri Ybarra archive

FRIDAY, FEB. 3, 2017

Allison Westfall

Ybarra adds Westfall to her communications staff

State schools Superintendent Sherri Ybarra announced today that Allison Westfall will join her staff, starting a week from Monday, as director of communications. Westfall, who served as public information officer for the state Department of Education from 1998 to 2006, is currently the director of...

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THURSDAY, JAN. 26, 2017

Sherri Ybarra, Idaho state superintendent of schools, talks with reporters after her budget presentation to lawmakers on Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017. (Betsy Z. Russell)

Ybarra: 'I felt very supported'

After her budget pitch to state lawmakers today, state schools Superintendent Sherri Ybarra said, “I felt very supported – they’re very supportive of education and our students.” “This is my third session,” she said. “It was relaxing, it was enjoyable.” The difference from her first...

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Idaho state schools Superintendent Sherri Ybarra, in red, greets JFAC Co-Chair Rep. Maxine Bell, R-Jerome, before Thursday mornings public school budget hearing. (Betsy Z. Russell)

School budget hearing on tap; watch live...

The single largest piece of Idaho's state budget - the K-12 public schools budget - is up for its hearing before the Legislature's Joint Finance-Appropriations Committee this morning. State schools Superintendent Sherri Ybarra will be presenting it. You can watch live here.

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Ybarra, auditors planned new evaluation system

Idaho's top schools chief was quietly working with a company that was auditing the state's teacher evaluation system to build a replacement system while the audit was still underway, the AP has learned through public records requests. The audit by McRel International found that 99 percent of the evaluations reviewed were incomplete...

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FRIDAY, MAY 13, 2016


Ybarra hires new legislative, policy adviser 

Idaho state Superintendent of Public Instruction Sherri Ybarra has hired a new policy liaison to replace former state Sen. Tim Corder, who left her office abruptly over the winter: Duncan Robb, who is currently engagement manager for the Education Delivery Institute, known as EDI, in...

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MONDAY, APRIL 18, 2016


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