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Eye On Boise Sherri Ybarra archive

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 17, 2016

FRIDAY, JAN. 29, 2016

THURSDAY, JAN. 28, 2016

Ybarra: District autonomy is key

Sherri Ybarra, Idaho state schools superintendent, told lawmakers this morning: “My main three goals for Idaho public education are: 1-All Idaho students persevere in life and are ready for college and careers. 2-All education stakeholders in Idaho are mutually responsible for accountability and student progress....

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State schools chief Sherri Ybarra addresses the Legislature's joint budget committee on Thursday (Betsy Z. Russell)

Ybarra begins school budget pitch...

Idaho state schools Superintendent Sherri Ybarra is giving her budget pitch to lawmakers this morning for the state’s public schools. “It is good to be back again and stand here before you today,” she told the Joint Finance-Appropriations Committee. “I have a lot to say...

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THURSDAY, DEC. 10, 2015

THURSDAY, DEC. 3, 2015

THURSDAY, NOV. 5, 2015

THURSDAY, OCT. 1, 2015

TUESDAY, SEPT. 22, 2015

TUESDAY, SEPT. 15, 2015


Ybarra proposes 7.5 % increase for schools budget  

Here’s a news item from the Associated Press: BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho's public schools chief is seeking a 7.5 percent increase in education spending for 2016, revealing her own budget proposal for the first time since taking office. Superintendent of Public Instruction Sherri Ybarra...

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TUESDAY, AUG. 18, 2015

SUNDAY, AUG. 9, 2015

Catching up on the news... 

Idaho had plenty of news last week while I was gone, topped by the long-sought creation of three new wilderness areas protecting the Boulder-White Clouds mountains, a precedent-setting federal court ruling that the 2014 Idaho law criminalizing surreptitious videotaping of ag operations was unconstitutional and...

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FRIDAY, JULY 31, 2015

MONDAY, JULY 20, 2015

TUESDAY, JUNE 23, 2015

Ybarra makes another key hire from Mountain Home 

State schools Superintendent Sherri Ybarra is making another key hire from Mountain Home, reports Idaho EdNews, and this time it’s her former boss, Mountain Home school district Superintendent Tim McMurtrey. He’ll start as the state Department of Education’s performance officer/strategic planner on July 1, writes...

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