The new federal tax law — and the stakes for education

The Legislature has to decide whether to adopt the next changes in federal tax code — which could cost Idahoans millions of dollars in taxes. Expect the 2018 Legislature to spend a lot of time scrutinizing the tax code that finances K-12 and higher education.

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Idaho Falls eyes revised bond issue

Trustees met Friday morning to pinpoint ways to whittle the $110 million measure that would have rebuilt Idaho Falls High School and extensively remodeled Skyline High School.

Education news around Idaho

In this week’s briefs the Boise State University president search begins, enrollment is open for new charter school and high schools can win a $10,000 grant.

Enrollment tops 300,000

Idaho’s largest school district became even larger. A once-tiny district grew by 31 percent. One school dropped by 21 percent.

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Analysis: Tommy Ahlquist on pre-K, then and now

In 2014, Tommy Ahlquist called a $600,000 state pilot a low-risk starting point to address pre-K. Now, the Republican gubernatorial candidate says he opposes state funding for pre-K.

Ahlquist, Little reject state-funded pre-K push

The Republican gubernatorial candidates made their remarks at a Twin Falls City Club forum. Rep. Raul Labrador did not attend the forum, but he has said he opposes state-funded pre-K.

Shoshone district sued over response to reported rape

A federal lawsuit alleges the Shoshone School District told a student to leave school after she reported a rape. The district will present a “vigorous and detailed” legal response by Feb. 1, Superintendent Rob Waite told the Twin Falls Times-News.

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It is time to act on special education problem

Finding qualified special education teachers — particularly in rural areas — is just about as easy as electing a Democrat to a state office. Good luck! Our exceptional children deserve the best.

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