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Teacher recruitment events report growing interest in the profession

The number of interested educators increased by 170% over two years ago, the last time the teacher recruitment event was held.

CDA eyes staff reductions, closing a school — but steers away from four-day calendar

One of the issues contributing to the district’s financial distress is declining enrollment.

Idaho’s spendiest primaries: a look at the numbers

The spendiest legislative primary in Idaho is no surprise, and it isn’t even close. It’s the GOP rematch between Sen. Scott Herndon and former Sen. Jim Woodward.

Bridge work: CWI celebrates start of new building projects

A horticulture building and a health and science building are now under construction, and are scheduled for completion in the summer of 2025.

Kuna trustees embrace proposed ordinance restricting developers

A new ordinance in Middleton would stop developers from building homes if the school they serve is overcapacity.

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.