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Legislature introduces $125 million career ladder

The House Education Committee introduced a salary bill Wednesday, designed to increase spending on teacher pay by $125.6 million over five years. After getting a sneak preview of draft legislation outlining the plan on Friday, the House committee voted to formally introduce the career ladder bill. Hours later, however, the Senate Education Committee killed what…

Ybarra aide: Broadband transition is moving smoothly

Budget-writers finally heard some reassuring news about high school broadband Friday: Districts should make the short-term transition off the defunct Idaho Education Network with minimal disruption. The rosy assessment came from Will Goodman, state superintendent Sherri Ybarra’s chief technology officer. Goodman and his staff have been scrambling to help districts replace the now-defunct Idaho Education…