Thursday, January 10, 2013


The Task Force for Improving Education will hold its first meeting tomorrow, January 11, 2013, in Boise. It will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Yanke Family Research Park in Boise.

“This Task Force represents a broad and diverse group of stakeholders from across the state,” said State Board President Ken Edmunds. “I am confident in the knowledgeable and forward thinking experts who have agreed to serve on this Task Force and guide the process.”

The meeting is open to the public and will be streamed via the web.

The Task Force was created after the Students Come First laws were repealed on November 6. Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter asked the State Board of Education to shepherd a statewide discussion about school improvement.

“I’m asking the Board to guide the work of a broadly representative group of concerned Idahoans in studying best practices in school districts around the state and using data and experience to drive sound decision making. The group is likely to be large, but only large enough to include the diversity of opinion needed to properly study such a complex issue,” Governor Otter said in an op-ed on December 27.

Learn more about the Task Force for Improving Education, including a list of members and the agenda for the first meeting.

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