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UPDATED: Governor, superintendent endorse legislative candidates

It’s not unusual for a governor to endorse primary races, but Little hasn’t done it regularly in his two terms.

Coeur d’Alene schools will remain with five-day calendar

The district will release students two hours early on Fridays to allow teachers collaboration time.

Idaho lagged behind neighboring states in teacher pay last year

The State Board of Education has said more competitive salaries in bordering states could be hurting Idaho’s teacher retention.

Congress hasn’t helped families with day care costs. So states are stepping in

Across the country, the story for families is virtually the same: Child care is unaffordable for many, hard to find for those who can pay, and financially precarious for day care operators and their employees.

EdNews reporter joins school district communications team

Reporter Darren Svan is leaving Idaho Education News this month to join Lake Pend Oreille School District as the district’s community liaison. EdNews has begun a search to fill the full-time, reporting position with a salary near $70,000. For the last year and a half, his reporting focused on charter schools, career technical education, teachers…

Federal appeals court hears arguments on Idaho bathroom bill

The 2023 Legislature passed a law to prevent transgender students from using bathrooms that align with their gender identity. The law remains mired in federal court.

UPDATE: Superintendent shuffle: 2024 turnover at education’s helm

Find out who is stepping away, and who’s stepping in.

Pocatello mom says advocating for her child with disabilities has been a ‘daunting’ task

She’s one of many parents statewide who are frustrated with their local school’s special education program.