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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.

What could a Trump education budget look like?

President Trump’s plan to boost defense spending could force a 10 percent cut in federal education funding, Education Week reported this week. Idaho received $264.3 million in federal funding for K-12 in 2016-17.