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Our 10-year-old just made me think twice about filling up her summer schedule

2024 Legislative Preview Gov. Brad Little Idaho Launch Students High School

In-depth: After a year of uncertainties, the summer of Launch begins

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The $100,000 club: Idaho’s costliest legislative primaries

In an expensive GOP primary, a dozen legislative races reached the six-figure threshold, with candidates spending at least $100,000. The results were mixed. Hardliners won several races, while other candidates beat back hardline opposition.

State Board, 12.13.23

State Board sets new minimum instructional days. What that means for four-day districts

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State officials are revamping Idaho’s graduation requirements for the first time in over a decade

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

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 The door to the JFAC committee room at the Idaho State Capitol building on Jan. 6, 2023. (Otto Kitsinger for Idaho Capital Sun)

Is Launch reaching a new group of graduates? It’s possible

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Dueling motions in the long-brewing Boise State-Big City Coffee case

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Election Night live blog (final)

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Bodkin girls

Our 10-year-old just made me think twice about filling up her summer schedule

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 »