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Reading scores drop across the board

The lackluster results point to the need for a new test, state officials say. In 2018-19, Idaho will spend nearly $13 million to try to help students at risk.

Education news around Idaho

In this week’s briefs, the State Board of Education launches a new scholarship website, Coeur d’Alene trustees appoint a new trustee and three educators receive awards for career and technical education.

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Former Twin Falls teacher acquitted in rape case

Jason Benjamin admitted having sex with a 17-year-old student; he was 39 at the time. “We just felt that we couldn’t throw this guy’s life away, when in our definition she wasn’t raped,” the jury’s foreman told the Twin Falls Times-News.

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