School may be out, but debate over Idaho education standards will simmer through the summer as teachers and administrators plan to implement Common Core / Idaho Core Standards into their 2013-2014 school year plans.
Saturday: Bill Roberts, the Idaho Statesman’s education reporter, will file and post his report on how new standards — which focus on math and English arts benchmarks — may affect students throughout Idaho and particularly in the Treasure Valley.
Sunday: In Insight, the Statesman’s Editorial Board will weigh in with an opinion on the new standards, called Common Core nationwide, but referred to as Idaho Core Standards in the Gem State.
Monday: The Statesman will host an online chat on the Common Core topic from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Four different chat guests will comment via idahostatesman.com on Common Core and field your questions:
11 – 11:30 a.m.: Tom Luna, Idaho Superintendent of Public Instruction
11:30 – noon: Rod Gramer, President, Idaho Business for Education
noon – 12:30 p.m.: Wayne Hoffman, Idaho Freedom Foundation
12:30 – 1 p.m.: Lindsey Yundt, Teacher, Boise School District
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