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Professor prevails in Tik Tok defamation trial

A Tik Tok personality had accused history professor Rebecca Scofield of orchestrating the November 2022 slayings of four U of I students.

4 things districts should do right now — before the fiscal cliff

The combination of declining student enrollment and the expiration of federal relief funds will make the spring 2025 budget season particularly painful in many districts across the country.

The third-party PACs: Where they spent, and how they fared

Third-party groups spent roughly $2 million in May’s Republican legislative primaries — but all the money had, at most, a hit-and-miss impact at the polls.

State disciplines five educators for ethics violations

Idaho’s Professional Standards Commission (PSC) — an 18-member board charged with approving, suspending and revoking teaching certifications — took action Thursday and Friday against five Idaho teachers who violated the state’s code of ethics for public educators. EdNews obtained public documents relating to the cases up for consideration at the commission’s June meeting. Below are…

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

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

Longtime deputy controller to take helm at State Board

Joshua Whitworth will start as the State Board’s executive director on July 1. But in a new and potentially politicized process, the state Senate will vote on Whitworth’s hire next winter.

New Title IX rules on hold in 10 states, including Idaho

The ruling blocks a Biden administration proposal to extend Title IX, and ban discrimination in schools based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

Idaho GOP platform changes include opposition to workforce training funding, embryo destruction

One successful proposal expresses opposition to “using taxpayer funding for programs beyond high school.”

Dorothy Moon reelected as chairwoman of the Idaho Republican Party

GOP chairwoman defeated former Idaho legislator and challenger Mary Souza for party’s leadership position.

Journalists barred from observing first day of Idaho Republican state convention

“In my mind, this is a private group,” state GOP chairwoman Dorothy Moon said Thursday. “It’s a private association.”