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A long, good look at Common Core politics »

How will the split over Common Core shape Republican presidential politics in 2016? Here’s an early look from the New York Times.

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Superintendent campaign schedule fills up »

Republicans running for state schools superintendent will make at least three joint appearances in the next 15 days. Here’s how you can learn more — and quiz the candidates.

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Why don’t some people vote? It can be a real mystery »

Judy Ferro

It’s hard to imagine how someone could not care about some elections, voting and even getting involved.


Schools work through testing glitches »


With the state more than halfway finished with SBAC field tests, educators and state officials are pointing out issues they hope to resolve by next year.

Candidates stake out differences with platform »

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Among the differences: GOP state superintendent candidate Andy Grover objects to using tax credits to encourage school choice, while primary opponent Sherri Ybarra says she is open to pre-K.

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Tech pilots: An introductory course »

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The State Department of Education will host webinars this week for school officials hoping to apply for a share of $3 million in technology pilot grants.

Kuna levy election heats up »

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When Kuna’s school levy was rejected in March, fewer than one in five registered voters turned out to the polls. A higher-profile election is looming on May 20.

Long-time volunteer resigns from state board »

Milford Terrell

Milford Terrell will step down from his appointed seat on the State Board of Education after 11 years of overseeing public education. ALSO INSIDE: The board elected new officers.

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