Lawmakers OK state science, math, tech, engineering office

The Idaho Statesman – The Associated Press “Idaho lawmakers have approved a new state office intended to coordinate efforts by schools and industry to promote science, technology, engineering and math. The STEM Action Center is getting two full-time...

The Complications of Educational Returns in Rural America

Education Next – Andy Smarick “The latest paper from ROCI, our rural ed-reform task force, is a totally fascinating study of the economic “return on schooling,” how much do individuals in a given location benefit financially from higher educational...

Idaho schools struggle to find teachers

The Idaho Statesman – JULIE WOOTTON AND BILL ROBERTS “Many schools in the Magic Valley and other parts of Idaho are searching hard for instructors. To hire an unlicensed one, they must show that all attempts to hire a certified teacher failed. The Idaho...

Chobani Gets Nod for USDA’s School Yogurt Program

Education News – Kristin DeCarr “Upstate New York’s Chobani has been chosen by the USDA to provide Greek yogurt for a school lunch pilot program being launched in seven states, including Arizona, California, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Mississippi and New York,...