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Crapo, Risch oppose transgender athletics rule

“By pushing a political agenda which completely ignores science and extending these protections to biological males, the department is intentionally erasing opportunities and progress made by women in the last 50 years,” reads the letter, co-signed by 20 Republican senators.

Idaho’s four-year schools seek tuition and fee hikes of 5% or more

The State Board of Education will meet Monday to discuss the tuition and fee hikes — and proposed presidential salary increases of 5% or more.

‘Do what is right:’ NIC trustee appeals to State Board

“The current majority on the NIC board, if left unchecked, will undoubtedly cause the loss of accreditation,” Tarie Zimmerman wrote in an appeal to the State Board of Education. The State Board has not responded.

Judge stands behind her ruling to reinstate NIC president

The trustees’ ongoing power struggle over President Nick Swayne’s contract is at the heart of an accreditation fight at North Idaho College.

UPDATED: Little reacts to Empowering Parents program review

The microgrant program is a big piece of Gov. Brad Little’s education agenda. The State Board of Education is reviewing the program, amid questions about whether some families have used the taxpayer-funded grants to pay for clothes, TVs, smart watches and household cleaning supplies.

Arts grants demand exceeds $1 million state budget

All told, 72 rural districts and charters requested $1,020,554, the State Board of Education said Tuesday.

Empowering Parents panel to take shape this month

The State Board of Education is reviewing the Empowering Parents progam, amidst reports that some of the education grants were spent on clothes, TVs, smart watches and household cleaning supplies.

More legal maneuvering at NIC

North Idaho College has hired a new lawyer — just one day after the college released a long-awaited investigative report from its soon-to-be former attorney.

NIC trustees nullify Swayne’s contract

The latest chapter in the college’s prolonged power struggle comes on the eve of a critical accreditation review.

The latest at NIC: An email flap, more board infighting, a crucial site visit

North Idaho College trustees have several contentious topics on the agenda for a meeting Monday night. Later this week, a regional review team will come to NIC, as the embattled college’s accreditation remains in jeopardy.