Month: March 2020

‘Thanks, Nep’: 94-year-old donates millions to rural school district

Members of the Salmon community ceremonially broke ground last week for a new $2.5 million sports complex, paid for by a former local who wanted to give back.

West Ada to launch districtwide remote learning on April 13

As spring break ends in the West Ada School District, students will be able to take optional online courses beginning Monday. Teachers and staff will return to school to work on the online transition.

Episode 204: Idaho Ramps Up Coronavirus Response

Amid news of community spread in Idaho’s most densely populated areas, state leaders took two historic steps designed to slow the spread of novel coronavirus.

Little orders budget cuts — affecting K-12 and higher education

Driven by the economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic, the cuts come to about $19 million for K-12 and $3 million for higher ed. State officials say an infusion of federal aid should soften the blow for K-12.

Boise district to launch online program Monday

Grade-level materials will be available next week. The district will add more advanced content in mid-April.

Idaho coronavirus update, 3.26.20: Educators are essential; first three deaths confirmed

Catch up on the latest news involving Idaho’s response to the novel coronavirus pandemic. (This is a breaking news story that will be updated.)

The coronavirus stimulus bill: the stakes for schools

The $2 trillion bill carves out a $30.75 billion fund for K-12 and higher education. It’s not immediately clear how much money would go to Idaho.

Idaho schools adapting quickly to meet student needs

Idahoans are resilient and we have top-notch state and local leaders dedicated to ensuring that we come out of this stronger and better able to meet the challenges and opportunities of the future.

Boise State cancels spring commencement

In lieu of an in-person ceremony, Boise State will host a digital event on May 9. The Class of 2020 will also be invited back for December commencement.

“A lot of uncertainty”: Planning for special education in the age of coronavirus

State and federal officials are billing distance-learning as an opportunity to find creative ways to teach students who have special needs.