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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.

Tort claim filed against Fruitland School District

According to the civil claim, multiple people within the Fruitland School District knew of high school Principal Mike Fitch’s “predatory behavior,” but failed to act. Fitch faces two misdemeanor criminal counts of sexual battery and a misdemeanor count of soliciting a prostitute.

Superintendent Ybarra’s schedule: March 11-15

State superintendent Sherri Ybarra will get hearings this week on two of her legislative proposals: a bill to address the state’s rural teacher shortage and a bill to expand Idaho’s mastery education pilot program.