Kevin Richert and Ryan Suppe

Freeman resigning as State Board director

The longtime executive director’s resignation sets the stage for what could be a politically charged hiring process.

Green: U of I has ‘a couple different paths’ on Phoenix

“There is a desire to continue to move this along,” the University of Idaho president told State Board of Education members Wednesday morning. “We’re trying to figure out what that’s going to look like.”

What happened, or didn’t: Wrapping up the chaotic 2024 session

Here’s a recap of all things education after a 94-day legislative session. Hint: It was a blockbuster for education spending.

Statehouse roundup, 4.2.24: As session resumes, an omnibus school ‘trailer’ bill rolls through House

Also, funding for the budding Launch program has cleared the Legislature.

Statehouse roundup, 3.26.24: Senators vote to revamp and rescue Phoenix deal

INSIDE: House committee clears bill making changes to school facilities funding plan

Statehouse roundup, 3.25.24: Last-minute bill would rework the Phoenix purchase

Also, Senate leadership plans amendments to library bill while House leadership introduces late-session bills on school choice, facilities funding and Idaho Launch.

Statehouse roundup, 3.21.24 (UPDATED): Logjam breaks on facilities bill, Launch

Two big bills passed Thursday and moved the 2024 session out of neutral, and maybe closer to conclusion.

Statehouse roundup, 3.14.24: JFAC passes higher ed budget, while K-12 fix is on hold

Budget-writers put nearly $16 million into higher education Thursday — with some brief debate about roles and overlap. The budget numbers themselves went through quickly, and the Joint Finance-Appropriations Committee approved them unanimously. Here’s how the line items break down: An additional $7.8 million for pay raises — specifically, 2% merit raises at Idaho’s four-year…

Statehouse roundup, 3.5.24: House votes to slow the Phoenix purchase

INSIDE: Bills on civics, sex education are advancing. while a bill creating an early childhood office has stalled.

Statehouse roundup, 3.1.24: Unanimous vote propels Phoenix resolution to House floor

INSIDE: A bill targeting public subsidies of teachers’ unions is headed for the House floor.