Sadie Dittenber

West Ada reinvigorates student transportation with new safety measures

The school district’s busing system amounts to Idaho’s largest public transportation system, trekking around 3 million miles each year.

Caldwell School District's board meeting on Monday, Aug. 14, 2023.

Caldwell approves $100 pay-to-play fee

The board will revisit the topic at its July 22 meeting to mull over family and multi-sport caps.

Libraries brace for new law restricting ‘harmful’ library materials

Librarians have been scrambling to understand, interpret and implement the controversial policy.

State disciplines five educators for ethics violations

EdNews obtained public documents relating to the cases up for consideration at the commission’s June meeting.

Marsh Valley students stage walkout to support teachers on the chopping block

The district has since rescinded its RIF considerations due to trustee interference.

My favorite teacher Mr. Brown in honor of Teacher Appreciation Week

“I’m not here to make sure you get good grades,” he said. “I’m here to help you understand the world a little better”

Special education: Idaho’s $66 million problem

Public schools are required to provide special services to fulfill the needs of students of all abilities — but they often aren’t given the money to do so.

QandA with West Ada trustee candidates

Here are their answers to three questions about priorities and growth.

QandA with Kuna trustee candidates

Three seats on the Kuna School Board are up for election this November. Incumbents Joy Thomas, J.D. Grant and Russ Johnson each face one challenger: Hillary Lowe, Kristi Hardy and Michael Thornton. Each position is a four-year commitment. How do school trustees fit into the web of agencies and individuals that oversee what happens in…

QandA with Caldwell trustee candidates

Six candidates are vying for three spots on the Caldwell School Board.