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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.

Homedale shifts to four-day schedule


The schedule change will go into effect for the 2014-15 school year. With the move, Homedale joins 40 other districts that have adopted a four-day school calendar.

Tech pilots: Idaho gears up for Round Two

Park Intermediate School I

The state has another $3 million up for grabs for school technology pilot projects. The application period opened Wednesday; the deadline is June 11.

Balukoff: Lanza ouster ‘endemic cronyism’

Balukoff announcement

‘Punishing Idahoans for having a difference of opinion or belonging to a different party is wrong,’ Democratic gubernatorial candidate A.J. Balukoff wrote in a fundraising email.

Fulcher’s Common Core challenge

Governor office

How the standards, and other K-12 issues, factor into the governor’s race.

Meridian book vote prompts fundraiser

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

Two women — one from Seattle, one from Spokane, Wash. — are raising money to buy Meridian schools copies of “The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian.”

Jensen: Give to schools, not campaign

Randy Jensen

State schools superintendent candidate Randy Jensen is encouraging supporters to donate to the school of their choice, instead of his campaign.

Homedale considers four-day week


Trustees will vote tonight on moving to a four-day week. The Homedale district began looking at the idea after voters rejected a supplemental levy in August.

Dueling secretary of state endorsements

Secretary of state office

Can’t tell the endorsements without a scorecard? Not to worry. Here’s the rundown from the GOP race for secretary of state.

Don Coberly’s tale of two schools

Don Coberly

The Boise schools superintendent took a closer look at the college go-on rates for Boise and Capital high schools. His findings are intriguing.

Back to the bargaining table

Nampa negotiations, 6.13.13

Will this year’s K-12 education budget make for smoother labor negotiations?

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