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Kevin Richert

About Kevin Richert

Kevin Richert's blog provides up-to-date analysis and coverage of Idaho education policy and the politics of education in Idaho. Kevin has written for Idaho Education News since its launch in January 2013. The award-winning journalist has 30 years of reporting and editing experience in Idaho, covering public policy at the state, local and federal levels.

K-12 budget: Ybarra jumps off the Trump train

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.

DeVos declines education writers’ invite

“(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.