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Marsh Valley students stage walkout to support teachers on the chopping block

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UPDATED: With U of I deal in limbo, Phoenix seeks to talk to other buyers

According to State Board of Education emails, Phoenix’s owners want to negotiate with other would-be buyers — and the University of Idaho could receive “breakup fees” if its offer doesn’t come to fruition.

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GOP primary results could shift dynamics of school choice debate

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Close and unlikely election wins add to $116 million for schools

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UPDATED: U of I president folds more than $7,000 into GOP 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 »