Dear HyKloc: On behalf of the of the National Association of Social Workers Idaho Chapter (NASW Idaho), the Political Action for Candidate Election (PACE) committee of NASW Idaho is pleased to endorse your candidacy. Thank you for your commitment to the well-being of individuals, families, and communities in Idaho. We are eager to work with you to address critical issues facing Idahoans including access to affordable health care, availability of social services and family supports, and protecting civil rights. We […]
In the 2014 legislative session, Representatives Hy Kloc (D-Boise) and Doug Hancey (R-Rexburg) brought a bill that would have initiated a pilot of pre-kindergarten in the state of Idaho. Though the bill did not pass, it has stimulated much conversation about the benefits of Pre-k. More information….
It was almost a year ago that I first began exploring options for an education bill. Meeting with teachers and parents between legislative sessions, I quickly realized that the advantages of quality pre-kindergarten education made it the obvious choice. Most other states were already funding pre-K programs. Nationally, it was one of the few educational initiatives that appeared to have champions in every quarter, from science and industry to government. To my mind, there was every reason for optimism. […]
House of Representatives State of Idaho Hy Kloc- District 16, Ada County Committees- Education, Local Government Preschool education is not a new concept. Idaho is one of only a handful of states that doesn’t currently fund a preschool program. Years of research by neuroscientists tell us that the human brain is extremely receptive to stimuli, and will develop nearly 85% of its capacity during the first 5 years of life. Evidence suggests that preschool education helps to increase literacy capability […]