Tag: Common Core

Action Alert: Parental Notice to Opt-Out of SBAC

Parents across Idaho are refusing to allow their children to participate in the end-of-year school testing. This testing is called the ISAT 2.0 or SBAC. It is usually administered in early to mid-March. (For context, click HERE for a letter from the Idaho chapter of National Education Guardians, dated February 16, 2020.) All parents should…

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ACTION ALERT: Unchain Idaho From Common Core!

We now have the chance to unchain Idaho from Common Core! Are you and your family aware of the decisions your legislators are making on your behalf for our children’s education here in Idaho? Earlier this year, the 2020 Idaho Content Standards Committee was established by the State Department of Education with the assignment to review Idaho’s Content…

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Common Core No More?

If we are not careful, we will miss the chance to rid Idaho of Common Core. Earlier this year, the joint Idaho House and Senate Education Committee voted to replace Common Core in schools. Common Core standards, also called the Idaho Content Standards, are expensive and ineffective. These standards were promoted as a way to…

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Action Alert: Take A Stand Against Common Core in Idaho

As many concerned Idahoans are aware, there has been a constant education battle in our state concerning the Idaho Content Standards which are patterned after (and in many cases identical to) Common Core Standards. What you may not have heard is that during the Idaho Legislative session earlier this year, a special committee was created…

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Your Voice Deserves to Be Heard And Respected.

Ever since 2009, when Idaho first joined the Common Core State Standards Initiative, Idaho parents have been requesting an open discussion with the State Board of Education regarding the state’s choice to adopt this initiative through administrative rules. After the administrative rules expired this past summer, numerous concerned parents signed petitions to request public hearings…

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08.27.2019: Idaho Falls Public Hearing (Idaho Department of Education)

Earlier this summer, numerous Idahoans signed petitions requesting public hearings for changes the Idaho Department of Education made regarding the following rules: IDAPA 08.02.03 Rules Governing Thoroughness, 08.02.04 Rules Governing Public Charter Schools, 08.03.01 Rules of the Public Charter School Commission, and 08.04.01 Rules of the Idaho Digital Learning Academy. The information regarding this hearing as published…

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08.27.2019: Public Hearing Reminder on Education

TONIGHT, August 27, 2019, is the last public hearing scheduled by Idaho Department of Education this summer to address the following administrative rules: IDAPA 08.02.03 Rules Governing Thoroughness (subsections 004, 007, 008, 009, 111, 112, 116, and 150) – specifically the Idaho Content Standards (incorporated by reference, Definitions, Assessments, Accountability, Unique Student Identifier, and Basic Values IDAPA 08.02.04…

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The Future of Idaho’s Education System is Depending on You.

It is no secret that education has the power to change a child’s life. It is partly through education that a child’s knowledge of the world around them is impacted and they decide how they want to make a difference in society for the better. With that being said, if education plays such an essential role…

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08.19.2019: Nampa Public Hearing (Idaho Department of Education)

Earlier this summer, numerous Idahoans signed petitions requesting public hearings for changes the Idaho Department of Education made regarding the following rules: IDAPA 08.02.03 Rules Governing Thoroughness, 08.02.04 Rules Governing Public Charter Schools, 08.03.01 Rules of the Public Charter School Commission, and 08.04.01 Rules of the Idaho Digital Learning Academy. The information regarding this hearing as published…

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Public Hearings: Idaho Department of Education

Earlier this summer, numerous Idahoans signed petitions requesting public hearings for changes the Idaho Department of Education made regarding the following rules: IDAPA 08.02.03 Rules Governing Thoroughness (subsections 004, 007, 008, 009, 111, 112, 116, and 150) – specifically the Idaho Content Standards (incorporated by reference, Definitions, Assessments, Accountability, Unique Student Identifier, and Basic Values IDAPA…

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