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Book fundraiser meets its target »

Two women have raised enough money to provide 350 Meridian students with a copy of Sherman Alexie’s controversial novel, “The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian.” Books will be handed out Wednesday.

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Snake River teacher keeps her job »

The Eastern Idaho school district has decided to keep veteran science teacher Elaine Asmus on the job — but she faces one year of probation.

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Tax opponents find themselves unable to compete »

Wayne Hoffman

No longer do districts have to make a strong case for a tax increase; they need only make the same weak case again and again until they get the result they demand.

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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.

Super candidates: Who voted and who didn’t »

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Only two of the four Republican candidates for state superintendent voted in the May 2012 GOP primary. One candidate didn’t vote in November 2012, a historic election for K-12 policy.

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