Idaho EdNews Podcasts

From a migrant student to a migrant summer school teacher: a conversation with Melyssa Perez

In this episode, Carly Flandro sits down with Melyssa Perez, a migrant summer school teacher with the Twin Falls School District. A former migrant student herself, Perez loves giving back to kids with similar backgrounds. Listen to our conversation for more on how to close learning gaps, celebrate culture in the classroom, and honor what…

The details of the U of I-University of Phoenix deal — and C. Scott Green’s case for the move

How will the U of I-Phoenix megadeal work? And why does President C. Scott Green believe it’s time to make a deal? Listen here.

How to really appreciate teachers? Let them tell you.

A teacher panel gives an inside look on summer break, teacher appreciation, and their favorite teachers.

A high-stakes (and maybe precedent-setting) school election

With $734 million on the table, Tuesday is a big election day for Idaho schools. And there’s more. The West Ada School District is taking a novel approach to its record-setting building proposal. And more still. The Coeur d’Alene School District says it might have to close schools and eliminate sports and extracurricular activities if…

From the classroom to the House floor with Rep. Matthew Bundy

Rep. Matt Bundy, R-Mountain Home, is one of two teacher/lawmakers in Idaho.

In this episode, he shares his thoughts on balancing teaching and politics, and reflects on the session and its implications for education. Here’s our conversation. 

Little critiques 2023 legislative session

Gov. Brad Little says he got most of what he wanted from the 2023 legislative session — especially in education. But he also says the fight over school and public libraries isn’t going away.

This Week’s Podcast: 4.10.23

This week on The Teachers’ Lounge Podcast, Carly Flandro interviews Rep. Soñia Galaviz, D-Boise, on what it’s like to be a teacher and lawmaker. Galaviz also reflects on the legislative session and discusses how Latinas are underrepresented in education leadership positions. Idaho Education News · Ep. 13: What it’s like to be a teacher and…

This week’s podcast: 4.3.23

It’s that time of year when spring break is over and a long April and May stretch ahead for teachers and students. How to make the most of it? Hear what our teacher panelists have to say on the newest episode of The Teachers’ Lounge podcast.  And they give tips on juggling extra duties and…

This week’s podcast: 2.23.23

It’ll be a couple of weeks before the K-12 and higher ed budget bills take shape at the Statehouse. To preview the process, Kevin Richert interviews the co-chairs of the Joint Finance-Appropriations Committee: Sen. C. Scott Grow, R-Eagle; and Rep. Wendy Horman, R-Idaho Falls. Idaho Education News · Episode 87 On the newest episode of…

This week’s podcast: 2.17.23

We’re midway through the 2023 legislative session, more or less. And education issues are beginning to percolate at the Statehouse. This week, Kevin Richert interviews the chairs of Legislature’s education committees: Sen. Dave Lent, R-Idaho Falls, and Rep. Julie Yamamoto, R-Caldwell. Idaho Education News · Episode 86