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Lawmakers zero out ‘CEO’ proposal

Wednesday morning’s vote does not kill one of Gov. Butch Otter’s top legislative priorities outright. But proposal appears to be all but dead.

State Board approves revised ESSA plan

Following requests for clarity from the U.S. Department of Education in December, representatives from the State Board and the State Department of Education revised portions of Idaho’s Every Student Succeeds Act compliance plan. 

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College Application Week produces a paperwork push

“We are clearly generating more interest among high school seniors in thinking about college, but we have more work to do to ensure they actually enroll and graduate,” said Matt Freeman of the State Board of Education.

Little’s education plan: a breakdown

Lt. Gov. Brad Little’s three-page education plan unveils a few new wrinkles, sidesteps a couple of touchy topics — and works in a few digs at his political opposition.

Trump budget II: More proposed cuts, more money for school choice

“The president’s budget request expands education freedom for America’s families while protecting our nation’s most vulnerable students,” Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said. But the proposal puts two popular programs on the chopping block.

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