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The State Board of Education and Next Steps Idaho are here to help you connect students to the resources they need to plan for life after high school. In our monthly email newsletter, we tell subscribers about upcoming initiatives, policy changes, scholarship opportunities, and highlight key features of the Next Steps website. Sign up today […]


College and Career Competencies

The College and Career Competencies approved by the Idaho State Board of Education in August 2017 outline a framework for educators and policymakers to address teacher preparation and recertification policy with a shared understanding of goals for student achievement. 

Next Steps Toolkit – Images

Next Steps Idaho images are intended for school e-newsletters or other promotional materials. These feature Idaho middle and high school students and can be used in printed or digital materials produced by schools to promote Next Steps Idaho as a resource for students and families.


Next Steps Toolkit – Web Banners

The Next Steps web banner ads are for use on school websites or to be distributed to community partners (media, libraries, nonprofits, other community organizations) that help students and families plan for the future. There are two ad sets: one for websites students might visit and one for websites parents, families, and educators might visit.


Next Steps Marketing Toolkit

The Next Steps website helps connect students and their families with resources that help students prepare for life after high school. These files, which provide print and digital marketing assets, can help your school or district promote the site and encourage use of Next Steps Idaho by school staff, students, and families.

Idaho Public TV: Journey to Education

Working with the State Board of Education, Idaho Public Television has produced a series stories from real-life Idaho high school graduates, who talk about how they weighed their options for life after high school and arrived at a decision. These vignettes help give students ideas about some of the choices they might make to continue their education and choose a career.