Arrow-right Camera

The Spokesman-Review Newspaper The Spokesman-Review

Sunday, August 25, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
Partly Cloudy Day 76° Partly Cloudy

Tags


Everything tagged


Sort by:

Stories tagged: school reform


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 15, 2017, 10:02 p.m.

Washington Supreme Court rules that Legislature not yet done on reforming public schools

State Supreme Court tells Legislature it won’t settle for “close enough” on school reforms.


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 27, 2017, 10:16 p.m.

$30 billion in new taxes get theatrical GOP support in Washington Senate

In a bit of partisan theater, Senate Republicans vote yes on an estimated $30 billion in taxes that they really don’t support.


UPDATED: Tue., March 24, 2015, 2:23 p.m.

Report: Idaho wasted $61M on failed school management system

Idaho wasted $61 million on a failed statewide instructional management system for schools, according to a new state performance evaluation, as former state schools Superintendent Tom Luna pushed it forward …


Opposition to Idaho teacher-pay bill delays education budget vote

BOISE – Teachers from across Idaho traveled to the Capitol this week to speak against a controversial teacher performance-pay plan, and now the bill – which is the centerpiece of …


Board of Education endorses pay ladder for Idaho teachers

BOISE – Idaho’s state Board of Education has unanimously endorsed legislation to set up a “career ladder” for Idaho teachers, phasing in substantial pay increases if teachers meet performance standards. …


More funding needed for state education, report says

OLYMPIA – The Legislature needs to pick up the pace at directing more money to improve the state’s schools, a special committee is telling the state Supreme Court in a …


Eye on Boise: IPATT’s Mike Lanza booted from education task force

BOISE – Mike Lanza, the parent-turned-education activist who chaired the campaign that successfully overturned the Students Come First school reform laws, says he’s been booted from Idaho Gov. Butch Otter’s …


Idaho schools chief Tom Luna won’t seek re-election

BOISE – Controversial Idaho schools Superintendent Tom Luna will not seek re-election, he announced Monday. That decision will help take politics out of the process of implementing school reforms recommended …


Idaho education a priority in Gov. Butch Otter’s budget

BOISE – Education is the top priority for Idaho for the coming year, Gov. Butch Otter declared Monday, coming even ahead of tax cuts for businesses and the wealthy. “Any …


Idaho’s 2014 legislative session underscored by election

BOISE – Three big issues – education, health care and prisons – loom over Idaho lawmakers as they convene their legislative session Monday. But at the same time, every seat …


Bipartisan Idaho school reform bills unveiled

BOISE – In a rare moment of bipartisanship on school reform in Idaho, Democratic state lawmakers unveiled four far-reaching bills Wednesday, and GOP state schools Superintendent Tom Luna endorsed them. …


Idaho business group ramps up push for education reforms

BOISE – Concerned about where Idaho’s education system is headed, dozens of CEOs have banded together to push for reforms and improvements, from boosting reading instruction in early grades to …


Eye on Boise: Crapo, Risch say anti-discrimination laws best left to states

BOISE – When the U.S. Senate voted 64-32 last week in favor of legislation to ban workplace discrimination against gays and lesbians, 10 Republicans joined 52 Democrats and two independents …


Eye on Boise: Opposing Idaho education reform views heard by joint committee

BOISE – A joint legislative committee tasked with looking at whether Idaho should keep three controversial – and temporary – teacher contract laws that lawmakers enacted this year got mixed …


Idaho school Wi-Fi contract sees cut; flat fee dropped

BOISE – Under pressure from legislators, Idaho’s state education department and the company it selected to provide Wi-Fi to high schools statewide have agreed that payment should be made only …


Idaho Gov. Butch Otter backs school funding proposal

BOISE – Idaho Gov. Butch Otter endorsed the sweeping recommendations of his school reform task force on Tuesday, including restoring large cuts to school budgets made during Idaho’s recession years. …


Otter signs as law limits on teachers

BOISE – Five months after Idaho voters resoundingly rejected laws limiting schoolteacher contract rights, Idaho lawmakers resurrected many of them. Gov. Butch Otter signed five controversial bills into law to …


Students Come First back on agenda

BOISE – Idaho lawmakers on Monday took steps to reinstate parts of the controversial Students Come First school reform laws less than three months after voters overwhelmingly repealed them. State …


Idaho may revive voter-rejected teacher contract limits

Less than three months after voters overwhelmingly repealed them, Idaho lawmakers on Monday reintroduced four bills to reinstate parts of the controversial “Students Come First” school reform laws, focusing on …


Luna urges 3 percent more for schools

BOISE – A humbled Idaho schools Superintendent Tom Luna told state lawmakers Thursday that regardless of how it’s done, he wants Idaho to keep investing in teacher pay and classroom …


Initiative hurdles proposed

BOISE – Some Idaho lawmakers want to make it harder for citizen initiatives to qualify for state ballots. The move by Idaho state Senate Republican leaders happened Monday in the …


Eye on Boise: Domestic violence – every 88 minutes

BOISE – Idaho sees an incident of domestic violence between spouses, ex-spouses or those in dating relationships once every 88 minutes. Luann Dettman, director of the Idaho Council on Domestic …


School boards push for reforms

BOISE – Idaho school boards plan to press for laws that revive controversial school reforms that voters rejected in November. Among the provisions sought by the Idaho School Boards Association: …


Idaho lawmakers urged to revisit voter-rejected anti-union laws

Idaho voters rejected a rollback in teachers’ collective bargaining rights in the November election, but the state’s school boards association is gearing up to try to put some of the …


Otter cites poll showing support for portions of Props 1, 2, 3

BOISE – Leaders of the campaign to defeat Idaho’s controversial school reform laws are warning against bringing back pieces of the voter-rejected laws in Idaho’s upcoming legislative session. In a …


Foes warn against reviving Idaho school reform laws

Leaders of the campaign to defeat Idaho’s controversial “Students Come First” school reform laws are warning against bringing back pieces of the voter-rejected laws in Idaho’s upcoming legislative session, though …


Idaho ed board repeals online class obligation

BOISE – It was Idaho Superintendent of Schools Tom Luna himself who proposed Monday that the state Board of Education repeal the rule requiring that every Idaho student take at …


Idaho repeals online graduation requirement

It was Idaho Superintendent of Schools Tom Luna himself who made the motion at the state Board of Education this morning to repeal the rule requiring that every Idaho high …


Idaho Board of Education examining how to proceed

BOISE – Nearly two weeks after Idaho voters turned aside the state’s controversial Students Come First education reforms, the Board of Education on Monday will decide whether to modify or …


Idaho Ed Board sets special meeting to repeal online grad requirement

The Idaho State Board of Education has set a special meeting for Monday, at which it could decide to repeal a rule requiring all Idaho students to take at least …