State says test results are mixed; but data shows mostly losses

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Spelling it Out: How traditional public schools are governed

Gov. Brad Little touts the liftoff of the Idaho Launch postsecondary grant program during a brief Tuesday morning ceremony at Boise State University.

A year in the making, the $75 million Idaho Launch program opens

High school seniors can begin applying for up to $8,000 in postsecondary grants. But the money won’t be available until seniors graduate — and before July 1, the start of the next state budget year.

West Ada CTE program

West Ada program prepares teens for police, fire and EMT careers

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Analysis: A tireless education advocate leaves a void as large as his legacy

A student dances at Donald D. Stalker Elementary as part of American Indian week.

PHOTO ESSAY: Blackfoot’s American Indian week celebrates culture, unites kids

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Emergency levy bill drops sharply

Legislature 2023 Senate House Final Days

Never too early? Dueling endorsements in 2024 legislative races

North Idaho College

Trustee avoids censure — but not without drama

Episode 17: How to make students really, truly love learning? Misha Smith has answers.

In this episode, award-winning teacher Misha Smith talks about how she uses field trips, big questions, and projects with real-world impact to fuel student curiosity and excitement. Plus, she reflects on two recent awards she won — including one that will send her around the tip of South America.

Beyond Go-On

Most of Idaho’s high school graduates aren’t going to college — at least not immediately. They’re taking different paths, breaking stigmas and challenging the narrative that a four-year degree is the golden ticket to success. Our four-story series breaks down the data, and unveils what they are doing after high school — and why it isn’t college.

Favorite Teachers series

Who’s your favorite teacher? Nearly everyone has an answer to that question, because every year, and in every generation, teachers make a lifelong impact.

Somewhere in Idaho, even as you read this, an English teacher is helping a student feel valued when no one else can. A science teacher is stoking the curiosity of a future biologist. A choir teacher is encouraging a student to use their voice proudly, even when silence seems safer.

Our new, ongoing series will feature Idaho’s favorite teachers.

If you went to school in Idaho and have a teacher you’d like us to recognize, whether still in the classroom or retired, contact editor Jennifer Swindell, [email protected]. We’re looking forward to sharing your stories.


Favorite Teachers: Mountain View students celebrate theater teacher for inclusive, transformative teaching