RISE: Treasure Valley's Education Partnership

RISE was established as the coordinating body for the shared community vision of "every child, every step of the way, cradle to career." No single person, program or provider can solve the challenges our children face in achieving their full potential.

Starting in the classroom and extending to health care, housing, public safety and transportation, children must be given the support and resources needed to reach their full potential. RISE mobilizes diverse local partners to find and solve problems with data; leverage the unique knowledge and resources of partners; use a rigorous approach to define and measure progress; and push people on changi

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The state’s child care system is collapsing. It needs state support to keep it afloat. 10/14/2021

The state’s child care system is collapsing. It needs state support to keep it afloat.

Idaho’s kids are counting on us.

The state’s child care system is collapsing. It needs state support to keep it afloat. Beth Oppenheimer argues that Idaho’s child care system is in a crisis, and the state should offer it support | Opinion

[10/08/21]   "You will never regret touching the lives of students. Follow your passion and do what you are called to do. Teaching is a noble career." -Dr. Geoff Thomas

https://youtu.be/-PcgDYxPojw

10/08/2021

RISE Fireside Chat: Meet Geoff Thomas

MEET THE RISE SUPERINTENDENTS

Join Co-CEO, Dr. Don Coberly, for the first of three live fireside chats introducing the newest additions to the RISE team. Dr. Coberly will be chatting with Dr. Geoff Thomas - retired superintendent for Madison School District with 37 years of public education experience.

"The beauty of public education is the doors are open to every child."
- Dr. Geoff Thomas

Idaho must move to an enrollment-based funding system 10/08/2021

Idaho must move to an enrollment-based funding system

Here’s one simple truth: enrollment-based funding would simply allocate money that’s already been budgeted to schools.

#callyourlawmaker

Idaho must move to an enrollment-based funding system The time is right: we know that an attendance-based system does not work, and the pandemic has shown us that it needs to change for good.

A look inside Idaho’s unredacted McGeachin task force files 10/08/2021

A look inside Idaho’s unredacted McGeachin task force files

More than 2,500 of the 3,000+ comments criticized the task force.

A look inside Idaho’s unredacted McGeachin task force files The overwhelming majority of the more than 3,000 comments Idaho Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin received regarding her education task force criticized the task force or pushed back against McGeachin’s allegations

Garland asks FBI to address recent ‘disturbing spike’ in threats against educators 10/05/2021

Garland asks FBI to address recent ‘disturbing spike’ in threats against educators

“America’s public schools and its education leaders are under an immediate threat,”

https://www.washingtonpost.com/education/2021/10/05/garland-educators-threats-masks-fbi/

Garland asks FBI to address recent ‘disturbing spike’ in threats against educators The attorney general's order comes in response to an increase of what he labeled “harassment, intimidation, and threats of violence” against educators and school board members over issues such as mask mandates and critical race theory.

The tie that binds Idahoans together 10/01/2021

The tie that binds Idahoans together

We can all agree on the importance of quality public education in Idaho. It’s time to support it with appropriate funding. #idpol

The tie that binds Idahoans together It is completely true that money alone doesn’t solve problems—people do.

Idaho is in trouble unless we chart a different path 10/01/2021

Idaho is in trouble unless we chart a different path

Thank you Representative Ruchti for speaking #truth to #idpol

#wecandobetter

Idaho is in trouble unless we chart a different path Idaho’s majority party is almost unrecognizable. It’s influenced by extreme-right organizations bullying their way into Idaho politics.

09/29/2021

Important message from Idaho Association of Commerce & Industry President on the #truth of Idaho hospitals and what we can all do to help protect our #communities.

A message from #IACI President, Alex LaBeau:

#VaccinesWork #IDLeg #IDPol #Idaho #Boise #IdahoCovid19 #IdahoNews

Legislative Scorecard - Idaho Business for Education 09/29/2021

Legislative Scorecard - Idaho Business for Education

Check out the latest legislative scoreboard from Idaho Business for Education to see where your legislators stand on public education in your community.

Legislative Scorecard - Idaho Business for Education The IBE Legislative Scorecard For best results, view on your desktop If using a mobile device, view horizontally/landscape Scorecard key and descriptions of each bill are listed below Click here if you are unsure who represents you You can easily find your legislator by searching for their nam.....

Restoration Not Reformation | Geoff Thomas | TEDxRexburg 09/17/2021

Restoration Not Reformation | Geoff Thomas | TEDxRexburg

We need to restore some basic principals that worked, and worked well, in public education.

https://youtu.be/wSOVQwC2JEc

Restoration Not Reformation | Geoff Thomas | TEDxRexburg To restore greatness in public education we need to return and restore those principles, which are truly effective and not engage in pseudo reforms that have...

Rural Idaho is not ready for a great exit from public education, as some are advocating 09/12/2021

Rural Idaho is not ready for a great exit from public education, as some are advocating

“There is no good reason for any Idaho legislator to vote down the public education budget.”

https://www.idahostatesman.com/opinion/readers-opinion/article254137623.html

Rural Idaho is not ready for a great exit from public education, as some are advocating With rural areas lacking other good education options, a “no” vote on the public-school budget is definitely not pro-freedom. │ Opinion

It is misleading to use a single metric to measure or predict student success 09/02/2021

It is misleading to use a single metric to measure or predict student success

“And as a single test score metric cannot measure success, neither should it be used to label school districts, administrators, or teachers as failures.”

It is misleading to use a single metric to measure or predict student success Attending and graduating from a four-year college is only one of many ways in which students can experience success after high school.

BOARD APPROVES LEGISLATIVE PROPOSAL FOR FULL-TIME KINDERGARTEN | Idaho State Board of Education 08/27/2021

BOARD APPROVES LEGISLATIVE PROPOSAL FOR FULL-TIME KINDERGARTEN | Idaho State Board of Education

Board approves legislative approval for full day kindergarten.

https://boardofed.idaho.gov/resources/board-approves-legislative-proposal-for-full-time-kindergarten/

BOARD APPROVES LEGISLATIVE PROPOSAL FOR FULL-TIME KINDERGARTEN | Idaho State Board of Education The Idaho State Board of Education makes policy for K-20 public education in Idaho, to create opportunity for lifelong attainment of high-quality education, research, and innovation.

Return local control to our communities and school boards 08/20/2021

Return local control to our communities and school boards

“let’s return local control to our communities and our elected school boards, and stop giving credence to special interest groups trying to divide our communities.”

https://www.idahoednews.org/voices/return-local-control-to-our-communities-and-school-boards/?fbclid=IwAR3p4eKr4d-vJmBRLoDOiF0XH8XFVUl3eKafVc-C3-ItQ0ltP0_-uyyB0wY

Return local control to our communities and school boards Stop giving credence to special interest groups trying to divide us.

‘A very McCarthyism feel’: Idaho teachers say McGeachin’s task force stokes fear, confusion 07/30/2021

‘A very McCarthyism feel’: Idaho teachers say McGeachin’s task force stokes fear, confusion

“There’s a very McCarthyism feel to the task force and to the accusations being made against educators and public education,” Galaviz said. “Folks are hesitant to speak out for fear of reprimand or being accused directly or personally as to their pedagogy and practice in the classroom.”

Read more here: https://www.idahostatesman.com/news/local/education/article253040668.html#storylink=cpy

‘A very McCarthyism feel’: Idaho teachers say McGeachin’s task force stokes fear, confusion “It’s a distraction from what’s really happening in the classroom. It’s a distraction from the real needs of our children.”

Boyd promises to “think outside the box” as Vallivue’s new superintendent 07/26/2021

Boyd promises to “think outside the box” as Vallivue’s new superintendent

Vallivue’s new superintendent talks with Idaho Ed News 👇

Boyd promises to “think outside the box” as Vallivue’s new superintendent Lisa Boyd wants to see more career and technical education available, so younger students can get a head start.

07/22/2021

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Just what is Critical Race Theory (CRT) and what does any of it have to do with K-12 education? We found the pdf 👇 a helpful educational tool.

https://fs24.formsite.com/edweek/images/THIS_ONE_6-10_CriticalRaceTheory.pdf

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RISE: Treasure Valley's Education Partnership updated their address. 07/18/2021

RISE: Treasure Valley's Education Partnership updated their address.

RISE: Treasure Valley's Education Partnership updated their address.

Return local control to our communities and school boards 07/16/2021

Return local control to our communities and school boards

“let’s return local control to our communities and our elected school boards, and stop giving credence to special interest groups trying to divide our communities.”

Return local control to our communities and school boards Stop giving credence to special interest groups trying to divide us.

New State Board president aims to draw Idaho’s leaders back into consensus over education priorities 05/21/2021

New State Board president aims to draw Idaho’s leaders back into consensus over education priorities

“If we don’t have alignment with the Legislature on what’s important, and they don’t support it and fund it, we’re not going to get anything done.”

https://www.idahoednews.org/top-news/new-state-board-president-aims-to-draw-idahos-leaders-back-into-consensus-over-education-priorities/

New State Board president aims to draw Idaho’s leaders back into consensus over education priorities “If we don’t have alignment with the Legislature on what’s important, and they don’t support it and fund it, we’re not going to get anything done,” said Kurt Lie…

ID: Lt. Governor Forms Indoctrination Task Force 05/20/2021

ID: Lt. Governor Forms Indoctrination Task Force

"I am not making this up. Again, I feel it necessary to point out once again that I am not making this up or exaggerating for effect..."

http://ow.ly/M3xf50EQUmo

ID: Lt. Governor Forms Indoctrination Task Force The slightly-cranky voice navigating the world of educational "reform" while trying to still pursue the mission of providing quality education.

05/17/2021

More Than School Fireside Chat: Part 5

Join RISE, Boise School District's Dr. Sonia Galaviz and Vallivue School District's Levi Cavener for the fifth installment of our More Than School Fireside Chats. They'll be discussing the State of Education in Idaho.

Who Is Falling Behind What? 05/14/2021

Who Is Falling Behind What?

“The notion that we must figure out how to catch students up to “schooling” benchmarks or they will somehow be permanently left behind is to make a fe**sh out of metrics that are, at their core arbitrary”

https://educationalendeavors.substack.com/p/who-is-falling-behind-what

Who Is Falling Behind What? Thoughts on "learning loss."

Vouchers Are About Abandoning Public Education, Not Freeing Parents 05/14/2021

Vouchers Are About Abandoning Public Education, Not Freeing Parents

“Vouchers are the tail, not the dog.”

http://curmudgucation.blogspot.com/2021/04/vouchers-are-about-abandoning-public.html?m=1

Vouchers Are About Abandoning Public Education, Not Freeing Parents The slightly-cranky voice navigating the world of educational "reform" while trying to still pursue the mission of providing quality education.

04/16/2021

More Than School Fireside Chat Part 4

Join RISE for their 4th installment of the More Than School Fireside Chats with Caldwell School District Superintendent, Shalene French and Mountain Home School District, James Gilbert.

04/02/2021

More Than School Fireside Chat: The State of Education in Idaho Part 3

Join us for our 3rd installment of the More Than School Fireside Chat, where we'll be talking with Caldwell School District Superintendent, Shalene French and Mountain Home School District Superintendent, James Gilbert.

French teacher motivates online and in-person students amid hybrid learning 03/26/2021

French teacher motivates online and in-person students amid hybrid learning

👏👏👏 - Thank you, Andrew!

French teacher motivates online and in-person students amid hybrid learning Andrew Horning is using technology to help Kuna students actively participate wherever they are learning.

Timeline Photos 03/23/2021

Education remains at the top of the list of issues Idahoans want the Idaho Legislature to address in the coming year: boisestate.edu/sps/surveys/

Are they listening?

Education remains at the top of the list of issues Idahoans want the Idaho Legislature to address in the coming year: boisestate.edu/sps/surveys/

Are they listening?

Timeline Photos 03/21/2021

Ada County parents have more than 3x the options for private school voucher use than any rural county in our state. This is not an equitable distribution in funding for rural Idaho: http://ow.ly/t3Eg50DSoAq

Ada County parents have more than 3x the options for private school voucher use than any rural county in our state. This is not an equitable distribution in funding for rural Idaho: http://ow.ly/t3Eg50DSoAq

Timeline Photos 03/19/2021

Respondents of BSU's 6th Annual Idaho Public Policy Survey were presented five ways the state could spend money on education. Most selected helping families with high-needs, closely followed by access to apprenticeships: boisestate.edu/sps/surveys/

Respondents of BSU's 6th Annual Idaho Public Policy Survey were presented five ways the state could spend money on education. Most selected helping families with high-needs, closely followed by access to apprenticeships: boisestate.edu/sps/surveys/

Timeline Photos 03/17/2021

According to BSU's 6th annual Idaho Public Policy Survey, 72% of Idahoans rate education an 8-10 on importance (1 being not important and 10 being extremely important): http://ow.ly/tEsN50DSnnW

According to BSU's 6th annual Idaho Public Policy Survey, 72% of Idahoans rate education an 8-10 on importance (1 being not important and 10 being extremely important): http://ow.ly/tEsN50DSnnW

03/17/2021

State of Education in Idaho: Part 2

Join RISE for the second installment of our fireside chat on the state of education in Idaho with Boise School District Superintendent, Coby Dennis, and Kuna School District Superintendent, Wendy Johnson.

Timeline Photos 03/15/2021

According to the 6th Annual Idaho Public Policy Survey, 81% of Democrats and 68% of republicans rate education as having high importance: https://risetvep.org/policy-forum

According to the 6th Annual Idaho Public Policy Survey, 81% of Democrats and 68% of republicans rate education as having high importance: https://risetvep.org/policy-forum

Timeline Photos 03/13/2021

H215 “The Strong Student Scholarship” would immediately divert $5 million in general fund money from Idaho public schools: http://ow.ly/VLyA50DSmQn

H215 “The Strong Student Scholarship” would immediately divert $5 million in general fund money from Idaho public schools: http://ow.ly/VLyA50DSmQn

Videos (show all)

RISE Fireside Chat: Meet Geoff Thomas
More Than School Fireside Chat: Part 5
More Than School Fireside Chat Part 4
More Than School Fireside Chat: The State of Education in Idaho Part 3
State of Education in Idaho: Part 2
More than School Fireside Chat: State of Education in Idaho
We are so excited to highlight and celebrate our public school educators who work every day to make a bigger and brighte...
We are so excited to highlight and celebrate our public school educators who work every day to make a bigger and brighte...
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