Tag: legislature

The numbers tell the story: Idaho’s economy is getting better & better

Last summer Bloomberg’s Economic Evaluation of the States named Idaho as “the top performing economy among U.S. states.” Using indicators such as personal income, employment and home prices, Idaho was far and away the winner for economic health. Idaho is the fastest-growing state in the nation. Many Americans are voting with their feet and deciding…

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Major new school safety bill signed into law

March 23, 2018 A bill giving police the ability to arrest those who make credible threats against schools on social media and by other electronic means was signed into law this morning by Gov. Butch Otter. House Bill 665, sponsored by Rep. Pat McDonald, R-Boise, and co-sponsored by Rep. Wendy Horman, R-Idaho Falls, was crafted…

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Improving computer science instruction for Idaho high school students

State Rep. Gayann De Mordaunt, R-Eagle, has introduced a bill to make computer science courses available to all Idaho high school students. Computer science skills are an essential part of preparing students for the 21st century economy. In this brief video Rep. DeMordaunt explains her bill and why it’s important.

More inaccurate coverage of school science standards…

Feb. 22, 2018 In the discussion over new science standards for Idaho schools, accuracy and the full set of facts have been an unfortunate casualty. We’ve written before about some (not all) misleading coverage of the state House Education Committee’s vote on the standards, which would apply to public school students from kindergarten through high…

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