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Districts to ask patrons for $172 million in local bonds and levies

House Speaker Mike Moyle drops the gavel on the final day of the 2024 legislative session. (Photo: Darren Svan/EdNews)

Analysis: The Mike Moyle session offers a possible preview for 2025

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Libraries now face a complex question: What’s ‘harmful’ to minors?

“Until it’s litigated — and it’ll probably be litigated at some point — we don’t really know where we’re at,” one library director said.

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What happened, or didn’t: Wrapping up the chaotic 2024 session

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Governor signs library bill, school facilities ‘trailer’ as session adjourns

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UPDATE: Superintendent shuffle: 2024 turnover at education’s helm

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Idaho’s spendiest primaries: a look at the numbers

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Bridge work: CWI celebrates start of new building projects

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Six candidates drop out of legislative primaries

Episode 96: A postsesssion conversation with Debbie Critchfield

A full and chaotic 94-day legislative session finally wrapped up on Wednesday.

So how did Debbie Critchfield fare in her second session as state schools superintendent?

Kevin Richert and Ryan Suppe interview Critchfield about what happened — and didn’t happen — with proposals that were on her radar for the session.

On May 17, the University of Idaho abruptly announced its plan to acquire the University of Phoenix, sending shockwaves through the state’s education and political circles.

At $685 million, it could be the largest and most polarizing transaction in Idaho higher education history. The U of I insists the deal will be a moneymaker. But Phoenix, a for-profit online giant with an enrollment of 85,000 students, is saddled with a checkered history and a tarnished reputation.

Idaho Education News’ Kevin Richert has closely followed this story for months, breaking news and fighting for the public’s right to know.

See the highlights of his coverage »