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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.

Boise School District

Boise trustee election starts heating up »

Travis Jones labels former Rep. Brian Cronin as a candidate “who represents the status quo.” The two will square off in a Sept. 2 election.


Comparing spending and academic results is unrealistic »

Bert Stoneberg

Public schools in Idaho and across the nation should not be expected to do the impossible, nor should they be condemned when they fail the impossible.


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.

A closer look at the State Board picks »

Governor office

Documents released to Idaho Education News by Gov. Butch Otter’s office shed some light on some — but not all — of the applicants for two State Board of Education vacancies. Some applications have already been destroyed, an Otter aide said Tuesday.

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