On Tuesday, state superintendent Sherri Ybarra invited Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to come to Idaho and see the effects of potential budget cuts firsthand. Six weeks earlier, Ybarra’s tone was dramatically different.
In 19 of Idaho’s 35 legislative districts, a majority of voters are registered Republicans. Not surprisingly, the GOP holds all 57 House and Senate seats in these 19 districts.
The White House will release its 2017-18 budget proposal Tuesday. President Trump wants to cut the U.S. Department of Education budget by 13 percent.
Sen. Mary Souza wants to move school board elections onto the general election ballot. A 5.7 percent voter turnout in her home county Tuesday did nothing to change her mind.
“(Education Writers Association) has been privileged to hear from every previous education secretary, dating to the Carter administration,” the group said in a message to its members.
Outgoing Superintendent Matt Handelman’s exit strategy is spelled out in an April 21 amended contract. The Coeur d’Alene Press spent weeks trying to get a copy of the paperwork.
House Minority Leader Mat Erpelding, D-Boise, criticized GOP central committees and conservatives that “continue to rail against measures that will benefit all of us.”
Moody’s Investors Service upgraded Nampa’s bond rating for the third successive year. In 2014, the district erased a $5.3 million shortfall.
U.S. Rep. Raul Labrador jumps into the race for governor at a financial disadvantage. Here’s a look at the early fundraising.
Creating a full-fledged community college represents “a smart investment that will keep paying off for years to come,” Gov. Butch Otter said in a guest opinion issued Friday.