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It take a village … to build a healthy city

Richard Jackson

Educators, politicians and community leaders must all work together to fight childhood obesity by promoting health.

Otter’s overlooked federal spending order

Wayne Hoffman

The withholding of federally administered dollars for high school broadband should be seen as a canary in the coalmine.

Legislative pages watch history unfold

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House Page Julia Horman shares her experience working with the 2014 Legislature.

Good news to report in Idaho education


We will continue to work with the Governor’s Task force for Improving Education to ensure we are always spending our money in smarter and more efficient ways.

Idaho ‘report card’ grade is suspect

Steve Smylie

Idaho’s favorable grades on a school “report card” come from a conservative think tank, the American

Pre-K: A step towards a brighter future for Idaho children

P16 students

Four Treasure Valley doctors make a plea to policymakers and fellow citizens to learn more about the science of early childhood development and listen to parents who have experienced quality early education.

Pre-K fight to continue next year


While this year’s bill to start pre-K pilot programs may be dead, Rep. Hy Kloc wants to assure supporters of pre-K education that the next battle kicks off the moment the gavel drops ending the 2014 legislative session.

Legislature continues to short public schools


Twenty years of failed policy has led to many school districts with four-day school weeks, reduction in extracurriculars and more crowded classrooms.

Essential steps to transforming teaching and learning

linda clark

Meridian schools Superintendent Linda Clark participated in Future@Now, a conference in Washington dedicated to talking about how schools can use digital technology more effectively. Read a piece she co-authored with several other superintendents about creating modern classrooms.

Idaho’s children deserve vision

Jamie MacMillan

Until the Gem State employs a strategic vision driven by goals and supported by a modern education model, we may never improve.

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