Eastern Idahoans rail against changes to science standards

Just five patrons showed up Thursday night in Idaho Falls to voice concerns about the state’s embattled K-12 science standards. But their stance was clear.

American Falls narrows search for new superintendent

Trustees say they’ll make their final selection later this month, following a round of interviews and public input.

Sugar-Salem students go untested on SAT day

Sixteen juniors traveled to a nearby district to take the college-entrance exam, but the tests weren’t available so they returned home — untested.

Bonneville grapples with overcrowding, again

About 75 parents, patrons and teachers turned out for a two-hour meeting at Sandcreek Middle School Tuesday to provide feedback and ask questions about a variety of multimillion-dollar options aimed at curbing the problem — and to see if the district will turn to local taxpayers to help fund the fix.

New group opposes measure for East Idaho community college

“We don’t need this,” said Larry Lyon, a Bonneville County resident and member of the newly formed East Idaho-based conservative group “Idahope.” “There are many local and online educational offerings and dozens of associates degrees offered within 50 miles of Idaho Falls.”

American Falls superintendent Ron Bolinger reflects on a 46-year education career

On Thursday, the bespectacled educator looked back on nearly half a century as a teacher and school leader.

East Idaho superintendents oppose electioneering bill

School administrators say they already avoid publicly advocating for bond issues or levies, and that the Nampa Republican’s bill could strangle efforts to share basic information with patrons prior to already-strapped elections.

American Falls Superintendent Ron Bolinger to retire

He served as the East Idaho district’s leader for 21 years and has spent 46 years as an educator.

Annual ‘Souper Bowl’ helps East Idaho students feed thousands

The food drive spurs competition between two East Idaho high schools, helping them raise enough food to feed thousands of people in the process.

Idaho Falls’ bond impact on taxpayers is too early to tell

Ever-changing interest rates and uncertain growth make it difficult to say how much patrons could pay if a looming $100 million bond passes.