State Board makes pitch for $34 million

State Board of Education members recommend spending most of the education reform task force money on compensation, based on a district’s location and performance,

Early retirement plan faces renewed scrutiny

An early retirement program for teachers would cost the state $3.6 million in 2013-14. Lawmakers such as Sen. Clifford Bayer, R-Boise, believe that money is better spent elsewhere in education.

2013 funding fix heads to House floor

House Education Committee Chairman Reed DeMordaunt says the bill designed to prevent a midyear budget cut of more than $30 million.

Committee chairs ‘vigorously defend’ school funds

Sen. John Goedde and Rep. Reed DeMordaunt pitch plans for professional development, technology grants, teacher salaries and increased budget reserves.

Obama’s address: the education perspective

What President Obama had to say about education Tuesday night — and how his comments may resonate in Idaho.

House Ed debates spending priorities

On Thursday in front of JFAC, House Ed Chairman Reed DeMordaunt will request that the $34 million left in limbo by the governor’s task force remain in the education budget.

Garden Valley discusses school gun options

The Garden Valley School District plans to install biometric gun safes in schools. The school board begins discussing the issue tonight.

House Ed introduces three more ISBA bills

Following a rewrite, the Idaho School Boards Association brings back labor bills that echo the defeated Proposition 1 law.

A breakdown of the new Senate Education bills

The 14 bills, quickly and quietly introduced by the Senate Education Committee, are a mixed bag indeed. Here’s a point-by-point breakdown.

Grange named to Boise School Board

Shauneen Grange was selected to replace Rory Jones on the Boise School Board. She will fulfill his term, which ends in September 2014.