A teacher dedicated to seeing students “go on” was named the 2018 Idaho Teacher of the Year today. Superintendent of Public Instruction Sherri Ybarra announced that Vision Charter School teacher Becky Mitchell is the state’s teacher of the year during a surprise visit to her classroom at the Caldwell school.
(BOISE) -- Superintendent of Public Instruction Sherri Ybarra will ask the Legislature in January to stay the course in its positive investments in Idaho’s nearly 300,000 students and 17,700 teachers through continued financial support for the state’s major public education initiatives.
The State Department of Education released the results of the 2017 Idaho Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) 2017 for districts and schools through the K-12 Report Card.
(BOISE) – Superintendent of Public Instruction Sherri Ybarra urged Idahoans to take advantage of the stellar STEM teachable moment with the eclipse Monday, Aug. 21.
(BOISE) – Superintendent of Public Instruction Sherri Ybarra today announced the appointment of Dan Goicoechea as Deputy for Governmental Affairs for the State Department of Education.
(BOISE) – Overall, the percentage of students in kindergarten through third grade reading at grade level increased from a year ago. The Idaho Reading Indicator (IRI), released in early August, shows the percent of students reading at grade level rose from 72% to 73% from spring 2016 to 2017.
(BOISE) – State Superintendent of Public Instruction Sherri Ybarra detailed plans today for a statewide dialogue about what Idahoan’s want in their assessments for public schools.
(BOISE) – Nearly 40 migrant high school students from across Idaho will explore college and career options, connect with mentors, and hone leadership skills during a 10-day Migrant Student Leadership Institute sponsored by the Idaho State Department of Education July 17 to 28.
(BOISE) – Today, 113 Idaho elementary schools were awarded Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program grants, Superintendent of Public Instruction Sherri Ybarra announced.
(BOISE) – The Idaho State Department of Education published Idaho’s Federal Consolidated Plan opening the final public comment period yesterday. The updated plan includes public and stakeholder feedback on previous versions, while also taking into consideration feedback from board members during the Idaho State Board of Education meeting held on June 14 and 15 at North Idaho College.
(BOISE) – This spring, 19,323 juniors – up 1,254 from 2016 – took the college entrance exam on SAT School Day April 11 in 106 school districts and 206 high schools increasing participation by 6.9 percent from the prior year.
(BOISE) – The State Department of Education staff shared preliminary results from the 2016-17 ISAT with State Board of Education members today.
(BOISE) – More than 100 educators, higher education staff, tribal education directors and tribal leaders will be attending the 2017 Idaho Indian Education Summit sponsored by the Idaho Department of Education and the Idaho State Board of Education. Registration begins at 7 a.m. on Monday, June 12 at the Red Lion Downtowner located at 1800 W Fairview Ave in downtown Boise. Superintendent Sherri Ybarra will be addressing attendees on Tuesday during the luncheon.
(BOISE) – This fall, 10 schools will receive a grant to train staff and students to help prevent suicide, violence, and bullying through the Sources of Strength Program.
(BOISE) – A state committee is recommending revisions to science standards that will be presented to the State Board of Education in August.
(BOISE) – Hundreds of educators charged with helping secondary students reach their goals for higher education will meet during the next two weeks across Idaho in six Student Readiness Symposiums.
(BOISE) – Fifty-seven schools in 37 districts across Idaho will pilot the state’s new reading test for all students in kindergarten through third grade next year.
(BOISE) – Idaho parents can learn more about state tests and their child’s performance using a new interactive website available from the Idaho State Department of Education.
BOISE – The State Department of Education seeks comment on the latest draft of Idaho’s plan for federal education funds to serve disadvantaged children.
(BOISE) – The public is invited to provide feedback on changes in K-12 education rules for school buses, special education, academic standards and more during six public hearings scheduled to start next Tuesday.
(BOISE) – Superintendent Sherri Ybarra will kick off the 2017 Federal Programs Conference on Wednesday, April 5 welcoming nearly 800 educators from across Idaho.
(BOISE) – Superintendent Sherri Ybarra announced today that the state is accepting applications for Idaho elementary schools to participate in the USDA’s Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP).
(BOISE) – A new tool to measure the early reading skills of kindergarten through third grade students cleared a funding hurdle today.
(BOISE) – Superintendent Sherri Ybarra will be participating in an anti-bullying Facebook live forum with 6 On Your Side on Tuesday, February 28th, from 2:15-3:15pm. You may watch a live stream of the forum at 6onyourside.
(BOISE) – Superintendent Ybarra and department staff will be attending Kid’s Fair Boise on Saturday February 25th from 10AM – 6PM to promote Mathematics and English Language Arts skills, and to interact with students and gather their thoughts on the classroom of the future. The department will be hosting two tables, and welcome all parents and students to participate.
(BOISE) – Rural schools often face challenges to make their students not only college ready, but also career ready in order to meet the needs of local businesses and industry, thus giving those graduates an opportunity to continue living in the community and culture in which they grew up.
(BOISE) – Veteran school communications professional Allison Westfall will join the State Department of Education team Monday, February 13th, Superintendent Ybarra announced today.
(BOISE) – The Idaho State Department of Education (SDE) released the 2015-2016 graduation rates for each school district and public charter school, Superintendent Sherri Ybarra announced today. The 2015-16 school year statewide graduation rate confirms the percentage of students earning their high school diploma in four years at 79.5%. This is an increase from the 2014-2015 statewide graduation rate of 78.9%, and also from the 2013-2014 baseline statewide graduation rate of 77.3%.
(BOISE) – School safety, addressing bullying and harassment, and fostering positive school climates are critical topics that school administrators deal with on a daily basis.
(BOISE) – Idaho State Department of Education has recently nominated two schools for the US Department of Education National Blue Ribbon Schools (NBRS) Program. The NBRS Program recognizes schools based on overall academic excellence or progress in closing the achievement gaps among student subgroups. Idaho’s two school nominees were submitted in the category of Exemplary High Performing Schools. These schools are among the highest performing schools as measured by state assessments.
(BOISE) – The Child Nutrition Division of the Idaho State Department of Education is seeking partners for this year’s Summer Food Service Program. The Summer Food Service Program provides free meals and snacks to children, ages 1-18, who live in low-income areas during the summer months.
(BOISE) – Superintendent Ybarra presented this morning before the Joint Finance and Appropriations Committee (JFAC), delivering the details of the proposed FY18 public schools budget and the department operational budget.
(BOISE) – The Idaho State Department of Education will be offering a public open house on Monday, January 23rd, Superintendent Ybarra announced today. The open house will be held on the 2nd floor of the capitol rotunda from 9AM – 1PM allowing the public to see their return on investment for supporting educational programs for students across the state.
(BOISE) – Four students and two staff members from the Idaho State School for the Deaf and Blind will attend the inauguration of Donald Trump and take part in the Presidential Inauguration Leadership Summit in Washington, D.C., this week.
(BOISE) – The Child Nutrition Division of the Idaho State Department of Education published today newly updated lists of Centers and Family Day Care Homes that participate in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP).
(BOISE) – Superintendent Ybarra announced today, following a thorough request for proposal (RFP) process, that proposal documentation associated with the Idaho Reading Indicator (IRI) has gone through the proper redaction process and is now being made available to the public. Following the public notification of the intent to award letter provided to Istation, the department thoroughly reviewed over 2,000 pages of proposal information to ensure that the information was properly made public.