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Schools work through testing glitches


With the state more than halfway finished with SBAC field tests, educators and state officials are pointing out issues they hope to resolve by next year.

Candidates stake out differences with platform

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Among the differences: GOP state superintendent candidate Andy Grover objects to using tax credits to encourage school choice, while primary opponent Sherri Ybarra says she is open to pre-K.

Tech pilots: An introductory course

Sugar Salem Spanish class

The State Department of Education will host webinars this week for school officials hoping to apply for a share of $3 million in technology pilot grants.

Kuna levy election heats up

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When Kuna’s school levy was rejected in March, fewer than one in five registered voters turned out to the polls. A higher-profile election is looming on May 20.

Long-time volunteer resigns from state board

Milford Terrell

Milford Terrell will step down from his appointed seat on the State Board of Education after 11 years of overseeing public education. ALSO INSIDE: The board elected new officers.

Super candidates: Who voted and who didn’t

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Only two of the four Republican candidates for state superintendent voted in the May 2012 GOP primary. One candidate didn’t vote in November 2012, a historic election for K-12 policy.

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.

Fulcher’s Common Core challenge

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

SAT Day arrives for juniors


Catch up on the latest news involving SAT tests, the superintendent search in Blaine County and tech grants awarded by CenturyLink.

Panel moves closer to tiered licensure

Luna April 14 Tiered Licensure

On Monday, members worked on developing plans for how teachers will advance from their initial professional license to a second professional licensure. Final recommendations are due in August.

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