Education Alliance of Idaho
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- A coalition of key stakeholders of the Idaho education system.
- Founded in August 2007
- Formed as a result of a charge from Governor Otter to the Idaho Business for Educational (IBE) to develop strategic recommendations for setting Idaho
on a trajectory to become a global leader in education.
- IBE accepted the charge, which was consistent with an IBE founding principle to bring education stakeholders in Idaho together and which transcended the agenda of any one
group or agency.
- This report is designed to complement the ongoing work of other organizations.
- The report is data-driven and supported by research on “model states” and the Measuring Up Report of the National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education.
- Four areas of recommendations, including goals and performance indicators:
- Statewide Data System
- Dual Enrollment Access
- Upper Level Math and Science Course
- Advanced Placement and College Entrance Examination Performance
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- The first of its kind for Idaho, a diverse group
of education stakeholders came together and
agreed to this critically important initiative.
- Members were invited to participate based
on their representation from a broad array of
governmental and non-governmental entities.
- Key purpose of advocacy and advice.
- No authority in statute or control over
- Members include J.A. and Kathryn Albertson
Foundation and representatives from the Idaho
Education Association, Idaho Association of
School Administrators, Idaho School Boards
Association, Idaho Parent Teacher Association,
Idaho Digital Learning Academy, State Board
of Education, State Department of Education
and the State Division of Professional- Technical
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- A continuous improvement model that is
transparent, responsive and data driven.
- A communication and feedback strategy in
which other stakeholders and organizations
will be able to offer comments and
recommendations for consideration.
- The Education Alliance has delivered the first
draft of the education agenda to Governor
Otter for his consideration.
- Success will require strong leadership from the
Governor and the State Superintendent, along
with the combined leadership and support of
the organizations in the Education Alliance.
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