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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.

Former Twin Falls teacher acquitted in rape case

Jason Benjamin admitted having sex with a 17-year-old student; he was 39 at the time. “We just felt that we couldn’t throw this guy’s life away, when in our definition she wasn’t raped,” the jury’s foreman told the Twin Falls Times-News.

Study: Idaho teacher salaries rank lowest in nation

Idaho’s teacher salaries, adjusted for cost of living, rank lowest in the nation and come in 12 percent below the national average. That’s one finding from a larger national salary study from the Washington, D.C.-based Brookings Institution.