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I am searching for additional participants for my dissertation. My topic is on the value and effectiveness of Psychosocial Rehabilitation (PSR)/Community Based Rehabilitation Services (CBRS) as a school-based mental health service.

I am needing Idaho general education teachers (k-12th) who had a PSR/CBRS worker in their classroom during the 2019-2020 school year prior to COVID closures. Even if you are a middle/high school teacher and only had a worker for one class period per day you still qualify as a participant.

I am conducting individual interviews via Zoom, which are taking approximately 30-45 minutes to complete. I am also looking for participants for a focus group, which will take place via Zoom.

My dissertation topic and data collection are approved through the Institutional Review Board for Grand Canyon University where I attend. I also have the approval to request participants through public Facebook sites/pages.

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I had a great visit with Senator Fred Martin from District 15 - he has seen the working recommendation from the judiciary committee, but they are under the impression that this is only concerning doctors and pharma and the dispensing of meds. He told me he did reach out to the IEA (and I hope that it is true)... bottom line, WRITE YOUR SENATORS AND REPRESENTATIVES! they are not fully aware of the potential ramifications of this piece of legislation - as a former teacher, Senator Martin is very teacher and education mindful.... He assured me that he would be in contact early next week to discuss the Joint Education Committee mtg 8/14 and the Judiciary meeting next Monday. Please don't think your voice won't matter!
Ok fellow teachers! Let's talk about something sorta fun! I am doing my annual back to school "I'm gonna be so organized this year" shopping. The ONE thing I hate about our profession is all the junk we seem to need to take back and forth {laptops, iPads, papers for grading, student files (sped). Not to mention the regular stuff like keys, wallet, phone, water bottle (because we all know this will be the only way we get to drink anything besides at lunch), and lunch}. I really don't like the whole taking multiple bags to and from work (minimalist at heart), so I have a few questions. What do you do to streamline what you take back and forth to work into as few things to carry as possible? And what are your favorite "Teacher Bags"?
Genuine question: at what point do we say “enough” and strike? If not now, when? Our government has voiced no gratitude after a remarkable pivot in March and Districts feeding families for extended periods in this hard time. Instead, they cut nearly 100 million dollars and then announce that the state doesn’t even need to access their rainy day funds. And then, they want us to step into the pandemic and “make it work” while our numbers our skyrocketing?

What is being done to truly speak up for our safety and respect?
So many questions about reopening!!
What, specifically, is the district doing to protect staff against infection?
If a teacher tests positive and/or has been exposed and has to isolate for 14+ days, will those days be deducted from their personal sick leave? Or will the district cover those days?
If a staff member contracts COVID from a student and ends up needing hospitalization, will the district cover the employee’s medical bills?
If a staff member develops long-term health complications due to a school-acquired COVID infection, can they sue the district?
Would catching COVID at school be considered a workplace injury, covered by workman’s comp?
If a teacher tests positive, do all his/her students need to isolate for 14 days? And vice versa- if one of our students tests positive, do the staff also need to isolate?
What happens if a student who tests positive has a sibling who attends school in another building?
If a parent tests positive and still sends his/her kids to school, what will be done?
If a teacher refuses to work due to health concerns, is their job protected? Will they be allowed to deliver instruction remotely?
Are teachers going to be required to offer full in-class AND online instruction? Is 100% of the in-class material to be made available online, and vice versa? If so, how will staff be compensated for their time?
Can individual teachers mandate that students wear masks in their classroom, just as we can say no food, no phones, etc?
Will the district be providing masks for staff and students? Hand sanitizer? Disinfectant sprays and wipes?
What happens when there are not enough subs to cover classes for teachers who are required to stay home?
How do teachers effectively distance themselves from students when there are 25+ students in the classroom?
How do we enforce social distancing between students in our classroom (how do we keep everyone 6 feet apart) when there are 25+ students in one room? What will be done with students who refuse to comply?
What will the procedure be for disinfecting rooms between classes?
What will be done to prevent students from congregating in common spaces such as the cafeteria, hall, gym, restrooms, etc.?
THE WORD FOR TODAY IS PROPAGANDA----This post is for all new homeschool teachers, middle and high school students, college students, millenniums, baby boomers and retired people over sixty-six. As a retired vocational education teacher, I can advise and empathize with some of you. Parents you were your child’s first and most effective teacher for six- years, welcome back to teaching. You now have a lap top computer that weighs about five pounds to replace that heavy 50-pound set of encyclopedia or trips to the library. Some of you didn’t like all your children’s teachers in the first place (smile). Like me, your children’s teachers (though we are not treated or paid that way) are professionals. Call them to help you teach your children. I encourage the other groups to take some time to watch the news on TV. I watch TRUMP break all the rules by using his press conference as a campaign rally every day to further his propaganda. As all good teachers do, I will give you an explanation of the word propaganda for the younger ones and for those who forgot. Propaganda is telling others the same old lies over and over until they believe it. Like the story your Uncle Billy Bob tells about how long and how big that fish was he caught or Aunt CC’s story about how many points she averaged as a high school basketball star. Have you ever watched your team be down by 30 points with 2 minutes left in the 4th quarter and your cheerleaders dance and shout, we are number one? Vice-president Pence is a boring and very low-key cheerleader. I have never seen him dancing and waving his hands in the air as he praises TRUMP over and over at, his press conference/ rally but he like TRUMP is full of propaganda. Some of you will register and vote in 11 years and others have never registered or voted. To educate yourself, please take 2 hours each day during lockdown, to listen to TRUMP and then research to see if he is telling the truth or spreading propaganda/lies. Why should you care what he is saying or doing? It is because your life is on the line. To date, over 24,000 in the U.S. have died from coronavirus. Do you know any of them? TRUMP said in February he ordered 167 million masks needed in all hospitals to protect the medical staff and all other hospital workers and patients. His statement was a lie, propaganda, he did not order the mask until March 24, 2020. If you didn’t learn anything today, you were not listening class dismissed!!! P.S I bet many of you wished the head cook in your family had taken Home Economics when they were in high school (smile). I hope and pray the education administrators and school boards bring back home economics, carpentry, auto mechanic, bricklaying and other vocational classes. Yes, us “good” teachers love and pray for our students (smile). The minimum wage is $7.25 an hour, Congress is trying to raise it to $15.00. Those vocational training jobs pay 2 to 3 times more than what most of your children are paid now. Will you parents encourage your children to take them? One of TRUMP’S biggest lie was when he said we will have enough test kits to test all of us. They have tested less of 1% of us taxpayers. TRUMP’S family has been tested twice. How many people in your family have been tested?
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Question: Is IEA leadership considering canceling DA this year due to Coronavirus concerns? Or conducting it online?

The IEA advocates for the professional and personal well-being of Idaho public school employees and the vision of a great public school for every child.

IEA Core Values

Public Education: Preserving the foundation of democracy

Justice: Upholding fair and equitable treatment for all

Unity: Standing together for our common cause

Integrity: Stating what we believe and living up to it

IEA members are actively involved in their communities, inside and out of school. The IEA Children's Fund has provided nearly $1 million in assistance to Idaho publi

Operating as usual

03/03/2022

Today we are 130!

On the Idaho Education Association’s 130th anniversary today, we wanted to get the perspective of Jim Shackleford, a former long-time IEA executive director of IEA (1992-2008) and patriarch of the modern IEA, about the milestone’s significance.
https://tinyurl.com/3fnsrazx

Global Learning Fellowship - Field Study Experiences - NEA Foundation 03/02/2022

Global Learning Fellowship - Field Study Experiences - NEA Foundation

Apply for The NEA Foundation Global Learning Fellowship by 4/1!
The NEA Foundation Global Learning Fellowship is a year-long, fully-funded, professional development opportunity with a nine-day international field study.

Sound exciting? Early applications are encouraged, so start the easy-to-complete application today. #NEAFGlobal

Global Learning Fellowship - Field Study Experiences - NEA Foundation The Global Learning Fellowship provides global education professional development opportunities for K-12 public school educators.

03/02/2022

The first Wednesday of every month is Red for Ed. We will stand united as experts in our field! #redfored

03/01/2022

Thank you, House Education Committee members, for standing by the Idaho Constitution and our public school system today. HB669, like all voucher schemes, would undermine the financial integrity of our public schools by robbing already-slim education resources from our students, especially those in rural areas.

Thank you for keeping public schools public.

Rep. Gary Marshall (R-Idaho Falls)

Rep. Julie Yamamoto (R-Caldwell)

Rep. Ryan Kerby (R-New Plymouth)

Rep. (House Ed Comm. Chair) Lance Clow (R-Twin Falls)

Rep. Lori McCann (R-Lewiston)

Rep. Steve Berch (D-Boise)

Rep. John McCrostie (D-Garden City)

Rep. Sally Toone (D-Gooding)

OPINION: Celebrating teachers, our partners in the education of Idaho’s future - Office of the Governor 02/11/2022

OPINION: Celebrating teachers, our partners in the education of Idaho’s future - Office of the Governor

"We cannot meet our commitment to students without supporting the people who teach them in the classroom." Thank you Governor Brad Little for being a great partner and supporter of Idaho's students, public schools and educators.

https://gov.idaho.gov/pressrelease/opinion-celebrating-teachers-our-partners-in-the-education-of-idahos-future/

OPINION: Celebrating teachers, our partners in the education of Idaho’s future - Office of the Governor By Governor Brad Little For generations, our family has run a ranching operation in Idaho. It is a rewarding but difficult business that requires dedicated and very hard-working employees. One thing I learned as a rancher and businessman that I apply to my job now as Governor is this – you can onl...

Eastern Idaho teachers 'ecstatic' as health insurance bill moves to Little's desk 02/08/2022

Eastern Idaho teachers 'ecstatic' as health insurance bill moves to Little's desk

“When our collective voice is shared, you just get heard a little bit better.”

- Megan Dallimore, a kindergarten teacher at Cloverfield Elementary School and member of the Idaho Education Association

“All we want is for students to have a good learning environment … As much as we love our jobs and making a difference, making a difference won’t pay the bills.”

- Daniel Gutierrez, a Black Canyon Middle School seventh-grade math teacher and association member.

Eastern Idaho teachers 'ecstatic' as health insurance bill moves to Little's desk Representing thousands of their peers across Idaho, a group of about 100 teachers traveled to Boise on Jan. 17 to lobby for education bills, primarily the health insurance bill.

HOUSE BILL 443 – Idaho State Legislature 02/03/2022

HOUSE BILL 443 – Idaho State Legislature

Congratulations Idaho educators! A top IEA priority – educator access to quality, affordable health insurance – was approved by Idaho lawmakers in a final 32-3 Senate vote on Thursday. Governor Little will sign the legislation early next week. More details to come!

https://legislature.idaho.gov/sessioninfo/2022/legislation/H0443/

HOUSE BILL 443 – Idaho State Legislature The status of each bill, resolution, proclamation, and memorial is updated when the offices of the Secretary of the Senate and the Chief Clerk of the House publish the un-official daily journals and should not be deemed official. The official bill actions are located in the final journal, which are....

IEA president to lawmakers: more than half of Idaho educators are considering leaving 02/03/2022

IEA president to lawmakers: more than half of Idaho educators are considering leaving

IEA President Layne McInelly spoke with Boise State Public Radio's George Prentice earlier this week about the state of education in Idaho today and the 2022 legislative session. Listen or read the full transcript here:

https://www.boisestatepublicradio.org/news/2022-02-02/idaho-teachers-pay-salaries-legislature-education-association

IEA president to lawmakers: more than half of Idaho educators are considering leaving When Layne McInelly, veteran teacher and current president of the Idaho Education Association stood before the Idaho House and Senate education committees in January, his remarks raised more than a few eyebrows.

Photos from Idaho Education Association's post 02/01/2022

Creating a more trauma-informed Idaho got a boost today when the House Health & Welfare Committee endorsed HCR29. Thank you to Darcie DeLeon, IEA member and school counselor extraordinaire from Twin Falls, for testifying! https://legislature.idaho.gov/sessioninfo/2022/legislation/HCR029/

Timeline photos 02/01/2022

Nominations are now open for Idaho Teacher of the Year!

We are now accepting nominations for our state's top teaching honor, Idaho Teacher of the Year! ANYONE can make a nomination, so please take a moment to nominate a special teacher! Nominate here: https://www.sde.idaho.gov/events/teacher-year/

“Idaho is full of passionate, innovative teachers who inspire their students to dream and achieve,” says Superintendent Sherri Ybarra. “Choose a favorite teacher who has made a difference for you or your child, then send us a nomination. Public school teachers in all parts of Idaho, all subjects and grade levels are eligible for this honor.”

Nominations will be accepted through Monday, March 14. Last year, Idahoans nominated about 150 teachers.

Nominated teachers will be notified and will have until May 9 to apply for the honor. Applications will be reviewed by a selection committee, and the winning teacher will be announced in September during a surprise visit to their school.

The 2023 Teacher of the Year will receive a cash award and travel across Idaho talking with other teachers, legislators and policymakers about education in our state. She or he will serve as Idaho’s nominee for National Teacher of the Year.

This school year’s Idaho Teacher of the Year is Todd Knight, who teaches science, engineering and coding classes at Crossroads Middle School, a West Ada School District “school of choice” for students who may struggle in large traditional schools. Other recent winners include: 2021 Teacher of the Year Jorge Pullerio, then a dual-immersion Spanish Language Arts teacher at Wood River Middle School; 2020 Teacher of the Year Stacie Lawler, a health and physical education teacher at Timberlake Junior High School ; 2019 winner Marc Beitia, an American Falls High School agriculture instructor and FFA advisor; and Vision Charter School chemistry and language arts teacher Becky Mitchell, Teacher of the Year for 2018.

HOUSE BILL 443 – Idaho State Legislature 01/31/2022

HOUSE BILL 443 – Idaho State Legislature

Idaho's educators are one step closer to better, more affordable health insurance after the Senate Education Committee unanimously endorsed House Bill 443 this afternoon. Next stop is the full Senate.

https://legislature.idaho.gov/sessioninfo/2022/legislation/H0443/

HOUSE BILL 443 – Idaho State Legislature The status of each bill, resolution, proclamation, and memorial is updated when the offices of the Secretary of the Senate and the Chief Clerk of the House publish the un-official daily journals and should not be deemed official. The official bill actions are located in the final journal, which are....

01/24/2022

Health insurance for educators cleared its first major legislative hurdle earlier today when the Idaho House approved House Bill 443 in a 55-14 vote.

The bill now moves to the Senate Education Committee for deliberation. If made law, this legislation’s impact on the lives of Idaho’s educators and their families will be monumental.
Stay tuned as it moves through the process.

01/24/2022

The IEA Center for Teaching and Learning is now taking training proposals for Summer Institute 2022.

Do you have a skill, knowledge, or new concept you would like to share with other educators? Submit a proposal!

https://idahoea.org/summer-institute-2022/

01/20/2022

IEA President, Layne McInelly talked with CBS 2 Boise after Governor Little's education budget was presented to lawmakers.

"It's one of the largest increases that we've seen in the time that I've been an educator, we're really looking forward to working with the governor and working with the legislators to make sure that these priorities get through."

https://idahonews.com/politics/gov-littles-education-budget-presented-to-lawmakers

Photos from Idaho Education Association's post 01/17/2022

Today is IEA Lobby Day. Educators from all over the state are meeting with legislators to advocate for their profession and work to build the schools our students deserve. #iealobbyday

01/14/2022

Make sure to take advantage of the many classes offered through the IEA Center for Teaching and Learning for credit too. Here are just a few of the upcoming classes being offered:
👉Educator and Student Self-Care
👉Organizing Your Classroom During this Disorganized Time
👉Train the Trainer – Become a CTL Certified Trainer
👉Finding Focus in Chaos
👉 Technology and Strategies for Teaching: Remote, Flipped, or Flipped Out?

AND MORE, Register here
https://idahoea.org/centerforteachingandlearning/

Innovative Educator:West Ada P.E. teachers gets kids motivated to move 01/13/2022

Innovative Educator:West Ada P.E. teachers gets kids motivated to move

IEA and WAEA West Ada Education Association member, Tim Fulwood is KTVB Innovative Educator. He keeps his students playing with a purpose. Thank you for your dedication to Idaho students!

Innovative Educator:West Ada P.E. teachers gets kids motivated to move From drumming to cosmic bowling, Tim Fulwood has no shortage of ideas to help keep his students engaged.

Photos from Idaho Education Association's post 01/12/2022

The House Education Committee met to kick off the 2022 Legislative session. IEA Assoc. Executive Director, Matt Compton introduced the IEA team to the members of the committee.

To get weekly updates of what is happening in the legislative session sign up for the IEA Hotline here, https://idahoea.org/hotline-home/

Episode 36: Previewing the 2022 Legislature, a roundtable 01/12/2022

Episode 36: Previewing the 2022 Legislature, a roundtable

What are our top priorities for this Legislative session?

Idaho Ed News, Kevin Richert recently interviewed IEA Assoc. Executive Director, Matt Compton, Rod Gramer of Idaho Business for Education; and Quinn Perry of the Idaho School Boards Association to discuss, respect for educators, All-day kindergarten, pay raises, and staffing.

Episode 36: Previewing the 2022 Legislature, a roundtable The Legislature is back again — and already, after wrapping up its 2021 session in November. So what will 2022 bring? All-day kindergarten? Pay raises for teachers and other school staff? Political…

Retired Members in North Idaho Remaining Active—and Then Some 01/12/2022

Retired Members in North Idaho Remaining Active—and Then Some

Retirement looks more like Returnment for these IEA members as they continue to give back.

Tama Meyer, Jan Studer, Bette Price, and Mary Lee Ruch are forces to be reckoned with, these four women, along with more than 30 other members, comprise the North Idaho Education Association Retired Chapter (NIEARC).

Retired Members in North Idaho Remaining Active—and Then Some Tama Meyer, Jan Studer, Bette Price, and Mary Lee Ruch were forces to be reckoned with as professional educators and IEA members, so it really shouldn’t come as a surprise that they have carried their enthusiasm and energy into retirement. These four women, along with more than 30 other members, c...

01/11/2022

Governor Brad Little was in great company yesterday during his State of the State Address.

He was joined in his office by IEA members, (left to right) Katie Weise, Library Instructional Paraprofessional, Vallivue School District, Peggy Hoy, Instructional Coach, Twin Falls School District, and Kendall Lancaster, Shop Teacher, Rigby School District.

01/10/2022

Idaho Education President Layne McInelly issued the following statement on behalf of Idaho’s educators in reaction to Governor Brad Little’s State of the State address today.
https://idahoea.org/news/governorsaddress/

Teachers deserve our thanks for stepping up under the strain of COVID 01/10/2022

Teachers deserve our thanks for stepping up under the strain of COVID

"Through my experience, our teachers, administrators, and their staffs are dedicated to our children. They want them to succeed. They are not the parents but often are expected to fulfill that role."

Rep. Lance Clow, chairs the Legislature’s House Education Committee.

Teachers deserve our thanks for stepping up under the strain of COVID “It is not news, but our teachers daily greet, educate, help and care for our nation’s treasure, our children,” writes House Education Committee chair Lance Clow.

Six years and counting: Idaho’s supplemental levy bill sets another record 01/05/2022

Six years and counting: Idaho’s supplemental levy bill sets another record

Idaho's over-reliance on "supplemental" levies has a direct correlation to underfunding schools at the state level. While our state remains last in per student funding, local districts set a record for the sixth straight year in local levies. The reliance on levies creates a constitutional inequity from district to district. All while Idaho sits on a $1.6 billion budget surplus. #IDedu #idleg https://www.idahoednews.org/news/six-years-and-counting-idahos-supplemental-levy-bill-sets-another-record/

Six years and counting: Idaho’s supplemental levy bill sets another record Property owners will bankroll more than $218.2 million in supplemental levies this school year.

Idaho Gov. Little should demand: No tax cuts until early education fully funded 12/30/2021

Idaho Gov. Little should demand: No tax cuts until early education fully funded

Early Childhood Education is a critical piece of the puzzle for public education funding and student achievement. This Idaho Statesman editorial calls on Gov. Little and the legislature to prioritize Early Childhood Education over another round of tax cuts. That's a New Year's resolution we should all get behind! #idedu #idleg https://www.idahostatesman.com/opinion/editorials/article256876317.html

Idaho Gov. Little should demand: No tax cuts until early education fully funded Idaho should not be cutting taxes while basic government services, such as education, are being starved. │ Opinion

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IEA Interview: School Reopening and the Digital Divide
Exclusive IEA REPORTER interview with Gov. Brad Little
IEA Interviews school counselors during the COVID-19 crisis.
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