Idaho Teacher Careers

Idaho is a small state in terms of population, with 1.6 million residents recorded in the 2010 census. Like all states it has experienced gravitation among its populace to the urban centers for employment opportunities, although the energy and mining industries still employ significant numbers of residents in the rural areas. Teaching in Idaho has gone through a series of cycles; the state lost student population through the 1970s and 1980s but in recent years has seen a resurgence in enrollment as there has been a significant influx of people moving in from other states. Boise has become a commercial and industrial center with a school population taking on urban characteristics. The Idaho State Department of Education has kept up with the changes in educational focus with such programs as the Idaho Science & Aerospace Scholarship program and the founding, in 2007, of the Educational Alliance of Idaho.