Amid growth, CWI pushes for state funding

The College of Western Idaho’s enrollment has skyrocketed since its January 2009 opening — and the college’s president has a laundry list of requests.

Education could benefit from federal land

Utah law could be a model for Idaho if Idaho lawmakers decides to join the battle against the federal government to acquire land for state control and profit.

Education briefs from around the rotunda

Education committees will hold a joint session to listen to public testimony. Each speaker will have three minutes. The House Ed Committee will consider a bill that protects cursive handwriting. In other news, students enjoyed MLK Day events Monday at the Statehouse.

Kustra asks lawmakers for equity in funding

Boise State University president Bob Kustra made his budget request to lawmakers on Monday. Idaho State University president Arthur Vailas asked lawmakers to fund five additional Idaho seats at the University of Washington’s medical school. More education budget hearings continue this week.

Education week concludes today

Idaho budget writers will spend this week hearing budget requests for public schools and higher education. Gov. Butch Otter has already asked lawmakers to increase public school spending next year. The budget request hearing for K-12 public schools is Thursday.

Tim Hill is a funny guy

The Deputy Superintendent of Public School Finance used a little humor while explaining to lawmakers the complicated formulas for how schools are funded.

Funding, accountability highlight public forum

Conversation about education highlights school choice, accountability and investment.

Luna offers his budget ideas this morning

Idaho’s Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Luna presents his ideas for funding K-12 education at 8 a.m. on Thursday morning before the Joint Finance-Appropriations Committee members.

House committee hears fiscal details

House Education Committee members were told the details of the fiscal impacted caused by the repeal of the Students Come First laws. They also learned about other education budget details.

Join a public education conversation tonight

The House Ed Committee starts talking about the repeal of the Students Come First laws. The Senate Ed Committee today discusses rules for public charter schools.