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Reading growth: Where scores improved — and regressed — last school year

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Boise teachers and leaders revisit a controversial grading policy

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Questioning your child’s behavior? Try this.

“Dad, you’re not the boss of me,” our 3-year-old daughter said for no reason at all.

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Analysis: Project 2025 recycles retro education reform

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Nampa residents protest plan for suburban bus depot

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West Ada reinvigorates student transportation with new safety measures

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The Launch final tally: 9,180 grads will receive grants

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Democrats plan statewide rallies to protest new library law

CEI names new president

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Episode 96: A postsession 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 »