The committee will spend the morning hearing from a national expert on school funding, Marguerite Roza of Georgetown University. Roza is no stranger to the Idaho Statehouse. She spoke in January to a joint meeting of the House and Senate education committees, urging lawmakers to provide districts with local spending authority, while building a formula that is built to last and built to reflect the current education system. That, in a nutshell, is the challenge facing the funding formula committee.
Editor’s note: A wide-open and critical election year is looming in Idaho in 2018. This is the fifth of a periodic series of interviews with candidates for state and federal office — with an emphasis on education topics. Some good ideas have come from Gov. Butch Otter’s K-12 task force, Rep. Raul Labrador says. For example, Labrador says he supports the task force’s big-ticket item, the five-year, $250 million career ladder plan to boost teacher pay.
As schools across the state continue to grapple with teacher shortages, several Magic Valley school districts are using alternate methods to fill vacancies. The Twin Falls School District has hired 34 teachers through alternative routes, and 20 of these teachers have no license, the Twin Falls Times-News reported this week. The American Board for Certification of Teacher Excellence has become Twin Falls’ preferred route for finding unlicensed teachers.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
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Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
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