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Ed Today: Jerry Brown Makes Veiled Hit On EdSec Arne Duncan? Harnessing Teachers' Voices

Joy Resmovits | Posted 03.27.2013 | Education
Joy Resmovits

Did Jerry Brown Just Ding Arne Duncan? In his State of the State address yesterday, Calif. Gov. Jerry Brown (D) talked a bit about federalism and educ...

Idaho Board Of Education Repeals Online Graduation Requirement

Posted 01.19.2013 | Education

The Idaho Board of Education repealed Monday a pending policy that would have required this year's ninth graders -- and classes in years following -- ...

Idaho Teachers To Get Performance Bonuses Despite Voter Repeal

The Times-News, Twin Falls, Idaho | Julie Wootton | Posted 01.14.2013 | Education

TWIN FALLS -- Even though voters overturned the Students Come First laws, teachers who earned merit pay during the last school year can expect a payme...

Idaho Education Changes Under Attack

stateline | Ben Wieder | Posted 01.23.2014 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Center on the States that provides daily r...

Activists Want Political Ad Shot At Idaho Elementary School Pulled

Posted 10.05.2012 | Education

A commercial opposing Idaho Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Luna's controversial education reform measures in Idaho that was filmed at Woodro...

Who Could Be Romney's Education Secretary?

Education Week | Posted 08.27.2012 | Education

With the Republican National Convention about to kick off, it's officially time to start speculating about who could be presumptive GOP Mitt Romney's ...

Tenure Rights Weaken As States Look To Fire Teachers Who Aren't Performing

AP | KIMBERLY HEFLING | Posted 03.25.2012 | Education

WASHINGTON — America's public school teachers are seeing their generations-old tenure protections weakened as states seek flexibility to fire te...

State's Students Must Take Online Courses To Graduate

AP | JESSIE L. BONNER | Posted 01.04.2012 | Education

BOISE, Idaho — Education officials on Thursday gave final approval to a plan that makes Idaho the first state in the nation to require high scho...

Teacher Bonuses In Idaho To Depend On Parents

AP | By JESSIE L. BONNER | Posted 12.30.2011 | Education

BOISE, Idaho -- Parents across Idaho will now play a role in whether or not their child's teacher gets a raise. Teacher bonuses in more than two doze...

Judge Upholds Idaho Students Come First Laws

Posted 12.03.2011 | Education

In a ruling last week, Idaho Judge Timothy Hansen ruled in favor of a series of laws that localized administrative power, phased out teacher tenure an...

Joy Resmovits

Reforming No Child Left Behind -- With Or Without Congress

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 10.08.2011 | Education

As students head back to school, the Obama administration is using executive power in an unprecedented move to circumvent a congressional standstill o...

Joy Resmovits

Ohio, Idaho Look To Repeal Education Reforms

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 08.17.2011 | Education

Two states are pushing back against new education reforms by putting recently passed laws up for popular vote. We Are Ohio, a volunteer group of pu...

Critics Push To Oust Idaho Superintendent Over Controversial Education Reforms

AP | JESSIE L. BONNER | Posted 08.08.2011 | Education

NAMPA, Idaho — Idaho carried out a sweeping overhaul of its public school system this year and stood out nationally amid a rancorous debate over...

Joy Resmovits

Challenging Idaho's New Education Laws, One Signature At A Time

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 07.27.2011 | Education

In Pocatello, Idaho, miserable forecasts cancelled Memorial Day soccer games. But the rain won’t stop Bill Davis, a soon-retiring English teacher at...

Will Florida, Idaho Merit Pay Bills Set National Precedent For Teacher Contracts?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

Across the country, a divisive education reform movement has widely called for schools to hold teachers accountable for their students' performance. ...

Students Come First Plan Deserves Support in Idaho

Tom Vander Ark | Posted 09.14.2012 | Education
Tom Vander Ark

Committed to boosting achievement and facing a $300 million shortfall, Idaho school superintendent Tom Luna thinks it a bad idea just to keep cutting programs