Kevin’s blog

Cash-strapped district outsources custodial work

The Nampa School District hopes this outsourcing plan will save about $300,000 — and it may not be the last move of this sort.

In Jerome, a tempest in a shot glass?

Jerome School District officials blamed a student group for handing out shot glasses as prom souvenirs. But not everyone is worked up over the matter.

‘Return the flag:’ Ex-senator calls out Goedde

Former state Sen. Tim Corder is accusing the Legislature of “hubris,” directing his most pointed criticism at Senate Education Committee Chairman John Goedde.

What’s next for Students Come First foes?

Idaho Parents and Teachers Together, the group that spearheaded the campaign to repeal the Students Come First laws, is contemplating life as a nonprofit group.

A video glimpse into Paul Elementary

Want to see for yourself how iPads are used in a third-grade class at Paul Elementary School? Take a look at this video.

A signings roundup on education bills

Gov. Butch Otter gives final approval to a pair of public school budget “fixes,” and two controversial charter schools bills.

A Thursday of threats at Idaho schools

Five false alarms — including bomb threats and shooting threats — were phoned into Idaho schools within one hour Thursday. Was it a series of copycat crimes, or an orchestrated effort?

Nampa task force forum: the numbers

How many people showed up to speak? How many task force members showed up to listen? Who wore a mask? Numbers and snippets from Wednesday’s education task force forum.

Nonini speaks on school tax credit bill

Sen. Bob Nonini opens up with a Chicago-based free-market group — and says he hasn’t given up on a bill to provide income tax credits to encourage donations to private school scholarships.

Endowment watch: Big changes at Priest Lake

Rising lease rates and competitive bidding add up to big changes for Priest Lake cabin owners — and, perhaps, changes for the public schools’ endowment.