Byron Yankey has worked in public education in Idaho for 45 years.  Never has he seen anything like what has occurred this spring.  “There have been disruptive events in the past, but never as widespread as this,” he said.

As part of the State Board of Education’s Outreach Team, Yankey and other team members are focused on students graduating from high school this year and next, and how the coronavirus disruption has affected post-high school plans for thousands of young Idahoans.  “We have to provide them soft-landings,” he said.  “With all that has happened to disrupt the information flow, we’ve tried to provide that soft landing by asking ourselves what are the questions we are hearing most from students and how can we best provide the answers.”

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