Kevin Richert is an award-winning journalist with 27 years of experience reporting on education and government. Most of his professional career has been spent in Idaho.
Legislative leaders discussed the Idaho Education Network meltdown — and the future — during a question-and-answer session Wednesday.
The bill is the latest attempt to extend a series of tax credits for donations to schools, museums and libraries.
The state has paid out $29.7 million for high-speed Internet in high schools under the voided Idaho Education Network contract.
Budget-writers finally heard some reassuring news about high school broadband Friday: Districts should make the short-term transition off the defunct Idaho Education Network with minimal disruption. The rosy assessment came from Will Goodman, state superintendent Sherri Ybarra’s chief technology officer. Goodman and his staff have been scrambling to help districts replace the now-defunct Idaho Education…
Top legislators aren’t talking about the presence of a federal gag order.
School districts across Idaho are scrambling to sign short-term broadband contracts this week. Here’s a look inside the decision-making process.