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  • Teacher licensing rules clear board

    BOISE – Idaho’s state Board of Education unanimously approved new teacher licensing rules Thursday that drew overwhelming opposition at public hearings around the state, but made several major changes suggested …


  • Thanks, teachers, but shut your traps

    Once again, the mask of “educational reform” has slipped to reveal its real face: anger toward teachers. Anger toward teachers – always prefaced, conditioned, softened and front-loaded with B.S. – …


  • Capital gains tax would fund school reform

    OLYMPIA – The Senate’s top Democrat will propose asking Washington voters to approve a capital gains tax on the wealthy to help pay for better schools and more affordable college …


  • New teacher evaluations, charter schools proposed

    OLYMPIA – A bipartisan group of legislators, backed by business and education reform groups, announced a push Thursday for charter schools and new teacher evaluations. The Washington Education Association immediately …


  • Idaho school petitions pass mark

    More than 47,000 Idaho residents, the required number, have signed each of three petitions to put education reform laws recently passed by the Idaho Legislature to referendum votes next year, …


  • Gregoire urges education reform

    OLYMPIA – Gov. Chris Gregoire repeated her call for a giant leap forward in education reform Wednesday while the Legislature showed it was inclined to take baby steps. Gregoire gathered …


  • Idaho Senate panel passes heavily-opposed education reform measures

    BOISE – A controversial plan to raise school class sizes in Idaho while boosting technology and teacher merit pay cleared a Senate committee late Thursday, after two weeks of intense …


  • Gregoire v. Dorn on eliminating SPI

    Gov. Chris Gregoire says she should be held responsible for fixing education while Superintendent of Public Instruction Randy Dorn says the system isn’t broke.


  • Idaho teachers in demand despite proposed cutbacks

    BOISE – Job opportunities for teachers in Idaho are relatively good and, based on projections, will likely continue to be that way, educators and state officials said. A growing state …


  • Gregoire asks every school district to sign grant

    Gov. Chris Gregoire is asking all of Washington 295 school districts to join an effort to seek $250 million from the federal government for education reform.


  • Wellpinit, 8 other Wash. districts get school grants

    Wellpinit in among nine school districts getting federal grants to help improve student performance, state officials say.


  • Gregoire to sign K-12 reform bills into law

    Gov. Chris Gregoire is scheduled to return to her hometown of Auburn to sign a package of education reform bills into law.


  • Governor: Wash. school reform is required

    Gov. Chris Gregoire said Tuesday that she’ll keep lawmakers in Olympia until they resolve their debate over school reform.


  • Gregoire says special session a possibility

    With lawmakers racing to negotiate a budget and tax package, Gov. Chris Gregoire said Tuesday it’s possible she’ll need to call a special session to extend the talks beyond Thursday’s …


  • Education Board Approves Sweeping Rules Revision

    A sweeping revision of the regulations governing Idaho’s public school system has won approval from the state Board of Education, including the elimination of physical education as a high school …

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