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Idaho’s public schools will be rated much like hotels and passenger vehicles if a plan to exempt the state from federal No Child Left Behind benchmarks is approved. The Idaho State Department of Education released Tuesday a draft plan to evaluate schools on a five-star basis, and tie new pay incentives for employees to each school’s rating. The new plan is one requirement of the state’s application for a waiver of NCLB requirements, due to the federal government by Feb. 21. Why Five Stars? State education officials say the five-star system is easily understandable and used across multiple venues to provide product and service ratings/Twin Falls Times-News. More here.
Question: Should Idaho schools be rated like hotels?
OLYMPIA, Wash. — Washington’s former secretary of corrections said Tuesday that he abruptly departed his job last week because of an extramarital affair with a subordinate.
In an interview with The Seattle Times, Eldon Vail said that he learned last week of a video that apparently showed him and the employee leaving a motel near Olympia. He said he heard rumors that the video may be made public, so he decided his only choice was to resign.
“This is no one’s fault but my own,” Vail, 59, told The Times. “It’s not the employee’s fault. It is not my wife’s fault.”