State Board of Education Vice President Debbie Critchfield says the number of certified teachers graduating from Idaho universities have remained steady, but it's "more of a distribution problem." With about 70 percent of Idaho schools consider rural, certified teachers are not choosing these areas.
MONTEZUMA CREEK, Utah (AP) — A school district in southeastern Utah is in the middle of a test program to see if offering salaries of up to $80,000 can persuade teachers to stay at an elementary school in the southeastern corner of the state.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Officials with the Idaho Department of Education paid more than $100,000 for a review of the state's teacher evaluation system, but did not instruct the outside consulting team to ensure the system was complying with state law.
We are fortunate to live in a part of Idaho where there is job growth. But, just because there's job growth doesn't mean there's a job you would like or are qualified to do. If you're unemployed in Idaho, you might want to think about going to Hawaii. Seriously.