The Common Core State Standards Initiative is an educational initiative from 2009-2010 currently that details what K-12 students throughout the United States should know in english language arts and mathematics at the conclusion of each grade level. Above are the links to ID specific Common Core ELA and math standards. Below are the Idaho science and social studies curriculum. Please feel free to read through them for this school year Last years links: Standards Timeline Math Standards Math/ELA Common Core Authors
2019-2020 Update: Here are few new articles that show the current state of Common Core Application across our nation. I think these are helpful reads especially for military families who move from state to state regularly and have students who will be held accountable in different ways throughout their education: Testing Across the Nation (27 July 2019) States Use of Common Core (2017-most updated I could find)
Other Current Events in Education:
1. Idaho's 33rd Governor, Brad Little, highlighted education achievements during his first 100 days (17 April 2019) INVESTING IN EDUCATION
Increased starting teacher pay to $40,000 per year, helping to recruit young people into the profession and incentivizing young teachers to stay in their careers
Doubled funding for literacy programs in Idaho to improve students' reading abilities by third grade
Increased funds available to Idaho students through Opportunity Scholarships
Idaho designated its first four STEM schools
2. Governor Little also established "Our Kids, Idaho's Future" to create a five-year plan to improve Idaho’s K-12 public education system.
3. This is also the first year your child will be taking a standardized state test (ISATs). Check out this link to see how Stephensen compares to the district as well as the state.