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Duck Valley tribal school receives $64 million for a rebuild

The Duck Valley Indian Reservation’s remote Owyhee Combined School is located in Nevada, but it also serves Idaho students. The decades-old school is beset by safety problems.

No-confidence vote targets Little, House GOP members over library bill

The vote took place at a GOP Central Committee summer meeting in Challis over the weekend. The flap dates back to the waning hours of the 2023 legislative session.

Veteran Boise legislator Chew to retire in 2024

Chew endorsed a potential successor: fellow Democrat Natalie MacLachlan, a West Ada School District middle school teacher who ran for the Legislature in 2022.

NIC officials tight-lipped after meeting with accreditors

As the pivotal decision on accreditation looms in July, trustees are also deadlocked in their search for a new attorney.

More than 70 rural schools receive arts grants

The grants, ranging from $1,945 to $15,000, will support fine arts, performing arts and design courses.

What’s in a name — or names — at the U of I?

The State Board of Education rebrands the nonprofit at the heart of the U of I-University of Phoenix megadeal, and approves naming rights for the Kibbie Dome.

CWI trustee steps down

Seven months after her re-election, Annie Pelletier Hightower is stepping down, for the “well-being” of her family.

Democratic fundraisers seek to capitalize on K-12 spending

In a pair of emails, Democrats are accusing Gov. Brad Little and Statehouse Republicans of abandoning their promise to boost K-12 spending.

Amid controversy, Kellogg holds a rescheduled graduation

The story began to unfold after a recent senior assembly, when a student was barred from graduation over comments about gender.

U of I named in tort claims stemming from slayings

The families of Kaylee Goncalves and Madison Mogen have filed claims with the U of I, the city of Moscow and the Idaho State Police, the Idaho Statesman reported Thursday.