Legislative budget-writers raised serious questions about the U of I’s closed-door negotiations with the University of Phoenix — and the potential financial risks from the $685 million megadeal.
At a pivotal point, Gov. Brad Little’s pet education microgrant program has problems. And the problems have been more or less lurking in plain sight.
Empowering Parents grant money might have covered thousands of questionable purchases — such as TVs, smart watches, clothes and cleaning supplies. And the governor isn’t hiding his displeasure.
The Workforce Development Council will shape Idaho Launch, an ambitious and complicated effort to provide up to $8,000 in incentives to high school graduates, starting next year.