Nearly 300 high school and college students walked out of class Thursday morning to rally on the Statehouse steps and voice their opposition to Betsy DeVos, President Donald Trump’s education secretary.
Boise School District officials were hoping to convince students planning a high school walkout to attend a Statehouse rally during school hours Thursday to postpone the protest until after classes end for the day or hold it during lunch hour.
Advanced Opportunities has produced a surge in students seeking dual-credit classes at Nampa High School and around the state. Idaho appears on track to double the number of dollars spent on Advanced Opportunities programs this year, compared to the previous year.
Fallout is continuing from the Idaho EdNews report earlier this week that a previously unreleased audit of Idaho teacher evaluations – which the state received in July – found 99 percent were inaccurate or incomplete.