West Ada reinvigorates student transportation with new safety measures

Left to right: Nick Mannino, Steven Verver, Erin Macedo and Jonathan Hildebrand created a nutritious hand pie that earned them a spot in a national competition.

University of Idaho students’ nutritious snack earns them a spot in national competition

Suburban Nampa residents strongly opposed plans to convert the former Union High School site into a bus depot. Screenshot credit: Google Maps

Nampa residents protest plan for suburban bus depot

School district staff proposed storing buses at a former high school in a residential neighborhood.

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Sanchez’s life experiences will help guide him as new executive director of AEYC

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Maple Grove elementary by Brandon Schertler. Stock photo. Books. Library

Some Idaho libraries put restrictions on who can challenge books

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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 »