State Policy

Labrador parcels out lawsuit, pushes back against State Board

The lineup change — and the counterclaim — came 11 days after a district judge disqualified Labrador from the closely watched open meetings case.

Critchfield seeks $92 million to plug school budget gap

The money would cover the move back to funding schools based on student attendance — a change endorsed by Gov. Brad Little.

Critchfield’s committee wraps up its work, for the time being

The hard work awaits. And that includes whether to base the K-12 budget on student attendance, or enrollment numbers.

The rare recall: the recent history

Since 2013, only three other Idaho trustee recall elections have succeded.

Analysis: Will Idaho Launch be a big hit? We’ll know soon enough.

But first, the state’s Workforce Development Council has its own senior project of sorts: working through a maze of process and a morass of questions.

What will happen, and won’t happen, when the funding formula committee meets Thursday

State superintendent Debbie Critchfield is tempering expectations, at least in the short run.

‘We want this deal to happen:’ Phoenix officials tout sale, downplay risk to U of I

In an extensive Idaho Education News interview, University of Phoenix administrators spoke optimistically about the future — and discussed Phoenix’s troubled track record. See (and hear) what they had to say.

Analysis: Another troubled state program, bankrolled by Uncle Sam’s COVID-19 aid

The Department of Health and Welfare might have broken the law in its rushed rollout of a child care grants program, according to legislative auditors.

‘There’s a lot to celebrate:’ State Board focuses on an embattled program’s future

On Wednesday, State Board of Education members and staff hailed the education microgrant program’s successes — and new safeguards designed to prevent problems that have plagued the program’s launch.

State Board launches all-out defense against attorney general’s lawsuit

The four court motions represent the State Board of Education’s most concerted push against Attorney General Raúl Labrador’s lawsuit.