Idaho Gov's Ed Task Force reconvenes in Boise

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Members of the Governor's Task Force for Improving Education are meeting again to establish some new proposals to present to Idaho lawmakers next year.

Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter created the task force last year, asking members to come up with recommendations to improve the state's education system. They came up with a list of 20 items for the Idaho Legislature to consider, but while progress was made on some of the recommendations, none was fully implemented.

The group is now reforming into two committees, which will work on developing proposals and implementation plans on teacher career ladders and other items. A third working group will be created to address reading proficiency and literacy.

The committees are scheduled to meet in Boise on Wednesday.