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Balukoff: Shredding may have broken law »

Destroying 22 State Board of Education applications defies logic, and may also violate state public records law, gubernatorial candidate A.J. Balukoff said Monday.


Valley district shifts to four-day calendar »

The south-central Idaho district will make the shift, even after voters approved a supplemental levy in May.


Comparing spending and academic results is imperative »

Kevin Cahill

Three economists agree that public education has to get smart about spending in a reality where the status quo does not measure up.


Superintendents gear up for conference »


During conferences next week, IASA officials will present their yearly awards for the top superintendent, principals and new administrators.

Following the leadership premium dollars »

VanBuren 1

How are districts spending $15.8 million in teacher leadership premiums? Here’s a closer look.

State Board appointees outline goals »

SDE exterior

Debbie Critchfield and Dave Hill say their priorities are implementing the K-12 task force recommendations and improving Idaho’s college go-on rates.

New Idaho Falls schools nearly ready »

New Dora Erickson

District officials said Longfellow and Edgemont elementary schools will open on time when the school year begins Sept. 2.

A school trustee’s learning curve »

Shauneen Grange, pulled from her Linkedin account

For Shauneen Grange — a longtime Idaho political activist — a 17-month run on the Boise School Board has provided an education into the city’s education system.

Public meetings devoted to new law »

Luna Tech Award

Beginning next week, parents and high school students can attend a series of regional meetings to learn if they can obtain up to $600 for college courses and exams.

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