Emergency levy bill drops sharply

Two Eastern Idaho districts are collecting slightly more than $703,000 — and that would be the state’s lowest emergency levy bill in at least a decade.

PHOTO ESSAY: Blackfoot’s American Indian week celebrates culture, unites kids

“It’s one of those educational experiences that we give kids in our schools that we’ll never see on an ISAT or an IRI, but it’s going to be so beneficial,” Principal Anthony Peterson said.

A failed bond landed Idaho Falls in legal trouble, twice

Now leaders are spending money on court cases instead of schools.

What does it take to pass a bond in Idaho? Maybe Pocatello/Chubbuck has the answer

If the district’s strategy is effective, it could become a blueprint for other districts to follow. 

For kids, kindness is the antidote to isolation

Just showing up, listening, putting down devices, asking questions, or learning a kid’s name can make all the difference. 

UPDATED: Teton County leaders unite to condemn trustee’s divisive social media post

The post reverberated throughout the community, leaving teachers feeling attacked and demoralized just as the school year was starting.

Idaho elementary receives national recognition for academic excellence

Teton Elementary was among 353 schools to earn the distinction.

Bonneville leaders look to quell increasing staff turnover and inexperience

It’s fallout from a perfect storm of challenges facing school employees, officials say, including the pandemic, a lack of adequate training, and low wages. 

Incumbent trustees face plenty of contested races across the state

In West Bonner, three incumbent trustees will face opponents in bids to retain their seats on a school board that’s experienced controversy this summer.

A ‘watershed:’ Early ISU numbers suggest an enrollment surge

The preliminary numbers — including a big surge in first-year students — show signs of a continued rebound, after a decade of enrollment decreases.