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  • Episode 242: Inside Education Week At the Idaho Statehouse

    Episode 242: Inside Education Week At the Idaho Statehouse

    29/01/2021 Duración: 33min

    One of the biggest weeks of the whole session, Education Week has come to a close at the Idaho Statehouse. This week Kevin and Clark share full coverage from a week of budget hearings and briefings. We'll explain why the higher education hearings — and the issues legislators focused on — were particularly interesting this year.

  • Episode 241: One step closer to normal, teachers turn out in force for vaccine

    Episode 241: One step closer to normal, teachers turn out in force for vaccine

    22/01/2021 Duración: 34min

    This week we reported on personal stories from teachers across the state who shared their decisions about the coronavirus vaccine. For the last week, teachers have been at the top of the state''s priority list and they are turning out in large numbers to get shots. Plus, a look at political showdown that is escalating inside the Statehouse as the second week of the legislative session comes to a close.

  • Episode 240: The 2021 Legislative Session Kicks Off

    Episode 240: The 2021 Legislative Session Kicks Off

    15/01/2021 Duración: 42min

    Editor's Note: We added a footnote at the end of this week's episode to reflect the state of Idaho revised its vaccine data on Jan. 15, the date this episode was published. The Idaho Legislature kicked off its 2021 legislative session in Boise this week, gathering for an in-person session as the coronavirus continues to spread. We'll break down the highlights from Gov. Brad Little's State of the State address and education budget proposals. Plus we'll add go through the latest vaccine timelines for school staff.

  • Episode 239: An Uncertain Legislative Session Looms

    Episode 239: An Uncertain Legislative Session Looms

    08/01/2021 Duración: 43min

    Idaho is gearing up for an uncertain, and possibly unsafe, legislative session that kicks off Monday. This week we look at issues of safety and access amid the coronavirus pandemic. We also break down some of the big education issues that are expected to create debate this year.

  • Episode 238: 2020 Year in Review

    Episode 238: 2020 Year in Review

    23/12/2020 Duración: 40min

    From education to politics to sports to our personal lives, the coronavirus pandemic changed everything in 2020. With the year about to end and new legislative session on the horizon, we take a step back and review what changed this year, how it changed and what might start to happen next.

  • Episode 237: Questions Emerge About Upcoming Legislative Session

    Episode 237: Questions Emerge About Upcoming Legislative Session

    11/12/2020 Duración: 41min

    This week Gov. Brad Little said legislators should seriously consider delaying the legislative session until a vaccine is available or moving to a more remote format. House Minority Leader Illana Rubel. D-Boise, also said legislature should delay the 2021 session. With only a month to go until the scheduled opening day, many questions remain.

  • Episode 236: A Closer Look at Idahos New Senate Education Committee Chairman

    Episode 236: A Closer Look at Idaho's New Senate Education Committee Chairman

    04/12/2020 Duración: 45min

    The Legislature was back in Boise this week, for a few days in any way. In preparation for the upcoming 2021 session, Senate leaders named a new Senate Education Committee chairman. We'll discuss Sen. Steven Thayn's background, and explain how a House leadership race cost one lawmaker her spot on the joint budget committee.

  • Episode 235: As Coronavirus Cases Spike, News of Vaccine Offers Hope

    Episode 235: As Coronavirus Cases Spike, News of Vaccine Offers Hope

    20/11/2020 Duración: 37min

    This week Idaho set grim records for the number of new coronavirus cases and COVID-19 deaths. Schools continue to navigate a difficult set of circumstances attempting to keep their buildings open. But news of a vaccine offers a ray of hope. We'll break what we know about Idaho's vaccine plans.

  • Episode 234: Schools Face Gut-Wrenching Decisions As Virus Spreads

    Episode 234: Schools Face Gut-Wrenching Decisions As Virus Spreads

    13/11/2020 Duración: 41min

    This week we take a closer look at the the Boise School District's decision to move to full remote learning in the face of rising coronavirus cases and operational strains at every corner. Unless the pandemic is put under control, more districts may soon find themselves in Boise's position.

  • Episode 233: Breaking Down Election 2020 Results

    Episode 233: Breaking Down Election 2020 Results

    06/11/2020 Duración: 41min

    This week we scratch under the surface of Idaho's statewide 2020 election results. Amid record turnout, voters delivered a deep red result that allows the Republicans to expand their supermajority in the Legislature. We'll take a closer look at particularly interesting district in Boise. We'll also consider how a couple of county commission races can affect education.

  • Episode 232: When The Numbers Become The Story

    Episode 232: When The Numbers Become The Story

    30/10/2020 Duración: 48min

    Idaho is in a crisis with the coronavirus pandemic Gov. Brad Little said this week as he announced new restrictions for Idaho. The pushback was swift. Some Idahoans said the governor's modest response doesn't do enough to slow the spread the virus. Others said the governor has done too much to restrict liberty and harm the economy. This week, we break down some of the numbers behind our top stories — the pandemic response, new student enrollment numbers, K-3 test results and teacher evaluations.

  • Episode 231: West Ada Returns to School But Challenges Remain

    Episode 231: West Ada Returns to School But Challenges Remain

    23/10/2020 Duración: 42min

    Hundreds of teachers called in sick Monday and Tuesday, forcing the state's largest school district to cancel school for two days. Although classes have resumed, division and challenges remain. In many ways West Ada's story is indicative of the issues facing districts all across the state.

  • Episode 230 West Ada Teachers Plan Massive Sick Days In Protest Of In-Person Learning

    Episode 230 West Ada Teachers Plan Massive Sick Days In Protest Of In-Person Learning

    16/10/2020 Duración: 38min

    Idaho's largest school district is bracing for more than 700 teachers to call in sick on Monday in protest of continuing in-person learning under the highest COVID-19 risk classification. We're not really sure what will happen yet, but the district has said it can't cover the absences as of now.

  • Episode 229: Troubling Trends with the Coronavirus

    Episode 229: Troubling Trends with the Coronavirus

    09/10/2020 Duración: 33min

    COVID-19 cases continue to increase in Idaho. This week, a report from the White House Coronavirus Task Force recommends moving to online school in Idaho counties with high case numbers. The report suggests increases in COVID-19 cases among 12-17 year-olds may be linked to school reopening. The White House task force also recommends moving University of Idaho, Boise State University and Brigham Young University-Idaho to online instruction. We'll break down the latest from a busy week.

  • Episode 228: College Campuses Become a Flashpoint In Idahos Coronavirus Battle

    Episode 228: College Campuses Become a Flashpoint In Idaho's Coronavirus Battle

    02/10/2020 Duración: 28min

    The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare says students returning to college is one of the factors driving an increase in COVID-19 cases. The numbers show that several university campuses are experiencing sharp increases in COVID-19 cases. This week, outbreaks led the University of Idaho to allow virtual teaching this week.

  • Episode 227: A Sobering Week For School Reopening

    Episode 227: A Sobering Week For School Reopening

    25/09/2020 Duración: 35min

    It was a sobering week on the school reopening front across the state. Middleton's superintendent announced that district employee died after contracting COVID-19. Meanwhile, schools and districts from North Start Charter to Glenns Ferry to Emmett are moving to online learning or temporarily closing in the wake of multiple confirmed cases.

  • Episode 226: Funding, furloughs and football

    Episode 226: Funding, furloughs and football

    18/09/2020 Duración: 39min

    Across the state, schools, colleges and universities continue to navigate reopening and dealing with the pandemic. The fallout touches so many areas. This week, we discuss the plan to offset K-12 public schools budget cuts. Plus we take a look at higher education, where colleges and universities are bracing for furloughs and hoping for a return of football.

  • Episode 225: Little Plans To Offset $99 Million Education Holdbacks Mixdown

    Episode 225: Little Plans To Offset $99 Million Education Holdbacks Mixdown

    11/09/2020 Duración: 36min

    Today Gov. Brad Little requested $99 million in feral relief money to offset state cuts to the K-12 public school budget. On this week's show we'll explain the proposal, break down what we know about how the money can be used and talk about the budget news that let up to Little's announcement.

  • Episode 224: School Reopening Is Local Control In Action

    Episode 224: School Reopening Is Local Control In Action

    04/09/2020 Duración: 37min

    Schools continue come back in session this week, and the plans are literally all over the map. That's by design, of course. Gov. Little and the State Board of Education asked local school boards to come up with their own reopening plans. On this week's episode we'll discuss how its going and highlight the areas where policy and politics collide.

  • Episode 223: A Wild Special Legislative Session Plays Out During the Pandemic

    Episode 223: A Wild Special Legislative Session Plays Out During the Pandemic

    28/08/2020 Duración: 38min

    This week the Idaho Legislature convened for a rare special session to address issues related to the coronavirus pandemic. It went off the rails before the session was even gaveled in as large crowds became unruly and ignored masking and social distance rules.

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