Clark Corbin Idaho Education News ReporterClark Corbin is an education reporter with Idaho Education News, a non-profit news source focused on education policy in Idaho. Idaho Prepares For A New K-3 Reading Test By Clark Corbin • May 3, 2018 Idaho Ed News Idaho school chief Sherri Ybarra’s State Department of Education and the vendor Imagination Station have agreed to extend their contract and roll out a new reading test next school year. Listen Listening... / 0:49 Click 'play' to hear the audio version of this story. Gov. Otter Vetoes Education Bill Over Accountability Concerns By Clark Corbin • Mar 27, 2018 Idaho Education News Citing a need to maintain high levels of accountability, Gov. Butch Otter vetoed an education bill Monday as the 2018 legislative session draws to a close. And, once again, Idaho’s K-3, statewide reading test found itself at the center of a political debate. Flurry Of Education Bills Wind Through Idaho Legislature By Clark Corbin • Mar 2, 2018 Emilie Ritter Saunders / Boise State Public Radio The Idaho House passed a bill Thursday to force school districts to wait to run a “repeat” bond issue. Ybarra Launches Re-Election Campaign For Idaho State Superintendent By Clark Corbin • Oct 12, 2017 Idaho Ed News Schools chief Sherri Ybarra is making it official, formally launching her re-election bid today. Ybarra, a Republican from Mountain Home, was elected superintendent of public instruction in 2014. She first told Idaho Education News in a videotaped interview in December 2015 that she would seek a second term in 2018. Idaho Releases Revamped Science Standards Proposal By Clark Corbin • May 19, 2017 Terry McCombs / Flickr Creative Commons A state committee has made another attempt to break a deadlock over addressing climate change in Idaho classrooms. But the last word in this three-year controversy belongs to Idaho lawmakers — who removed references to climate change from state science standards earlier this year. Otter Vetoes Bible-In-Schools Bill By Clark Corbin • Apr 6, 2016 Idaho Education News Gov. Butch Otter issued his first vetoes of the year Tuesday afternoon, killing the closely watched Bible-in-schools bill. Idaho Schools Chief Candidate Ybarra Hasn't Voted Since 1996 By Clark Corbin • Oct 14, 2014 Courtesy Sherri Ybarra If state superintendent hopeful Sherri Ybarra votes on Election Day, it will be the first time the Republican has cast a ballot in a November general election while living in Mountain Home. According to Elmore County election records, Ybarra has not voted for a governor, a state superintendent, a president or a state legislator in a general election since moving to Mountain Home in 1996.