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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.

Schools pocket $30.6 million from lottery

Idaho Lottery, 7.15.14

It was a record-setting year for ticket sales — and proceeds for schools and state buildings. The Idaho Lottery is celebrating its 25th anniversary this week.

Could feds help with school WiFi costs?

Luna and Willits, 1.23.14

Remember Idaho’s ongoing fight over broadband funding, and the federal “e-rate” program? State superintendent Tom Luna is hoping this same program will give school WiFi programs a boost in funding.

Good news on Friday, money on Monday

Tech winners

Superintendent Tom Luna personally contacted the 15 winners of tech grants and those winners came to Boise on Monday to say thank you and collect big checks.

Ed News tapped for national Common Core seminar


Reporters from across the country — including from some of the most respected news organizations in the country — helped each other plan to cover Common Core,

Historic building to be an arts learning center

TRICA castle

Kids will experience cultures and history with an art-based curriculum.

Democrats wrap up harmonious convention

Larry Kenck, Democratic convention, 6.21.14

But can the state’s minority party capitalize in November?

Hailey teen accomplishes several family firsts

Miguel Velasco

Miguel Angel Velasco is headed to college.

Charters receive first facilities payments

Coeur d'Alene Academy 2

The $2 million payments exceeded original forecasts — and contained a few quirks.

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