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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.

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.

Teton bond issue sparks a debate


School leaders hope to pass a $19 million bond in August. A parent group wants some questions answered before lending its full support.

Otter fills State Board vacancies


David Hill and Debbie Critchfield are appointed to bring the State Board of Education back to full strength. They were chosen from a field of nine finalists, including three former legislators.

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.

$1,500 up for grabs in design contest


J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Foundation is looking for a new backdrop for its monthly ED Sessions speaker luncheons.

Panel moves closer to licensure plan

July 14 Tiered Licensure

A Career Ladder and Tiered Licensure Committee Monday approved recommendations for licensing “master teachers.”

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