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  • Writer's pictureErin B.

Idaho Speaks: Interview with a local teenager and the state of the local public schools

Hello Friends!

I am working on a recap of the Coeur d’Alene School Board Long Range Planning Committee meeting from yesterday as well as some Sources of Strength curriculum research. Both are in-depth reports and a little longer than usual but I have left you guys hanging long enough! Below is an interview with a teenager who went through the Sources of Strength curriculum at Post Falls Middle School. The same type of curriculum that the CDA School Board wants to implement at the ELEMENTARY level!

Here's what I would ask you to do:

  1. Listen to the latest Idaho Speaks podcast below to hear Ella, a 16 year old girl from the Post Falls School District, and her experiences with the Sources of Strength curriculum and the state of secondary schools today.

  2. Go to the Coeur d’Alene School District website and check out the curriculum that they want to implement to our babies in the elementary level. Click the link to see the curriculum here and if it asks for a password it is Coeur d'Alene_preview The district is no longer taking feedback to be included in their curriculum form however you can still send them an email to give your thoughts.

  3. Attend the CDA School Board meeting on Monday, October 3rd at 5pm at the Midtown Meeting Center, 1505 N 5th St., CDA. Prepare a public comment about your thoughts surrounding this curriculum.

Note: This Sources of Strength curriculum is already being taught in the CDA School District at the secondary level. Now they want to bring it to the elementary level.

Below is the Idaho Speaks podcast with Ed Bejarana interviewing Ella who went through the Sources of Strength curriculum in middle school. The interview shows a larger problem within the local public school community but please listen and share so this episode reaches as many people as possible.




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