State considers seven teacher violation cases

One or more of the cases could be scheduled for disciplinary decisions by the Professional Standards Commission.

Idaho Falls staff reels from board decisions to cut jobs, change schedules

Trustees slash budget after realizing the district was overspending by about $4 million annually.

Schools must adopt new special education manual

Families who believe their child was incorrectly denied special education services can request an evaluation — and districts have to listen.

Teacher recruitment events report growing interest in the profession

The number of interested educators increased by 170% over two years ago, the last time the teacher recruitment event was held.

Charter commission sets precedent with tenuous performance measures

The Accelerating Public Charter Schools Act carries a provision rewarding high-performing schools with a 12-year charter, rather than six.

Pocatello trustees to patrons: $33 million bond no longer needed

Just-passed legislation will funnel about $43 million to the district, enough to rebuild the burned Highland High without taxpayer help.

North Gem’s next superintendent lacks some required qualifications

The news comes after Branden Durst was denied a superintendency at West Bonner due to missing qualifications.

State revokes certifications for three convicted teachers

The PSC’s executive committee review 12 educator cases for probable cause determinations.

Consequences may be coming for teachers who quit early or mid-year

If a teacher breaks a contract and a complaint is filed, commissioners are ready to issue consequences.

CEI president to retire in July

Rick Aman was the Idaho Falls-based college’s first and only president.