Charter commission sets precedent with tenuous performance measures

The Accelerating Public Charter Schools Act carries a provision rewarding high-performing schools with a 12-year charter, rather than six.

Pocatello trustees to patrons: $33 million bond no longer needed

Just-passed legislation will funnel about $43 million to the district, enough to rebuild the burned Highland High without taxpayer help.

North Gem’s next superintendent lacks some required qualifications

The news comes after Branden Durst was denied a superintendency at West Bonner due to missing qualifications.

Spring student headcounts increase — with one exception

The lone outlier: North Idaho College, which is struggling to attract and retain students while scrambling to maintain its accreditation.

Charter superintendent’s defamation case nears settlement

Defendants are listed as the Idaho Public Charter School Commission, Alan Reed, Nils Peterson and Kirsten Pochop.

State revokes certifications for three convicted teachers

The PSC’s executive committee review 12 educator cases for probable cause determinations.

Consequences may be coming for teachers who quit early or mid-year

If a teacher breaks a contract and a complaint is filed, commissioners are ready to issue consequences.

Timberlake recognized for success with first-generation college students

Timberlake is one of 27 high schools throughout the country recognized for efforts to increase the number of first-generation college students.

Boise school board selects longtime teacher, administrator as new trustee

Trustees said they looked for a candidate who could “hit the ground running” during their brief term.

Facing HB 521 uncertainties, Pocatello trustees make split decision to press on with $33 million bond ask

The bond, if passed, will go toward rebuilding Highland High, which partially burned down last year.