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- State Rep. Barbara Ehardt, R-Idaho Falls, proposed a bill that would allow parents to opt in to have their children in public schools participate in sex education courses.
- In the Senate, a proposed measure would require high schoolers to pass a civics test before they graduate.
- A draft version of a bill, released on the last day of January, aims to replace Idaho's current public school funding formula — which is currently attendance-based — and replace it with an enrollment-based model.
- Idaho began its legislative session on Jan. 7 with similar education-related priorities as compared with other states, including more education spending and upping teacher pay.
- Republican Gov. Brad Little’s budget proposal includes increasing educators’ starting salaries to $40,000 and allocating more than $13 million toward boosting literacy proficiency levels. Little also supports expanding career and technical education (CTE), which could make an appearance during the 2019 session.