Devin Bodkin

Surveys again illustrate highs and lows of student engagement

On average, just 45.5% of Idaho’s K-12 students reported being engaged at school in 2022. INSIDE: engagement numbers at your school or district for 2022.

Hot potato? Shelley High’s russet takes second

The russet-burbank spud dubbed “Boomer” skinned (scalloped?) eleven of twelve competitors vying for Scorebook Live’s Best High School Mascot in America competition. Another Idaho high school placed fifth.

Idaho Falls parents split over the idea of split sessions or year-round school

The East Idaho district hoping to pass a record-breaking bond issue on Tuesday is also gauging other options if the measure fails. Critics are crying foul.

Nov. 8: A $266.1 million school election day

Just three school districts will ask their patrons to OK requests for local funds on Nov. 8 — but one of the requests is the biggest ask in Idaho history.

Does Idaho have the best mascot in America? You help decide.

Two Idaho high schools are represented in the championship round of Scorebook Live’s national competition. INSIDE: Find out who made the finals, and how you can vote.

Opposition group blasts prospect of revised class schedules if Idaho Falls bond fails

Trustees floated ideas to address overcrowding if the district’s record-breaking measure fails on Nov. 8. Local critics are crying foul.

Our fifth-grader is doing great at school, says our fifth-grader

Our daughter’s thoughtful teacher let our daughter take the reins during a recent parent-teacher conference. And it made all the difference.

Surveys: Student engagement remains below pre-pandemic levels

Just 45.5% of students in grades 3 though 12 reported being engaged at school. The average is down slightly from last year’s 45.7%.

Idaho’s teachers are tired, but they’re sticking it out

More than 500 Idaho educators completed our 23-question survey, sharing their thoughts on the state of their profession.

Months into the school year, schools still struggling to fill staff

And most of the administrators EdNews surveyed rated their teacher turnover this school year as “more than average.”