One East Idaho school district wants all freshmen to have a free laptop. Another wants to float big-money bond issue later this month. Read these stories and others in this week’s East Idaho briefs package.
Idaho Falls postpones its decision on a high school redesign project, an East Idaho credit union picks up the tab for unpaid school lunches and more than 20 schools and libraries get free drones.
This week’s brief highlights a $17,000 donation to promote reading, a $1,000 tech grant and a vacant seat on the school board in one of Idaho’s biggest districts.
How you can help an East Idaho school could win a $100,000 grant; a hospital gives to schools; it’s time to register for college.
Idaho Falls to host building redesign meeting, Madison approves plan to renew levy, and free books are available in Pocatello.
Students win music awards; district rolls out new school bus; and college savings program makes upgrades.
The Idaho network that bridges the gap between education and industry was honored by national officials for its efforts to find more college opportunities for kids.
Also inside, find out about an evening learning session about Idaho Core Standards.
Find out students can become engaged during campaign season and catch up with other news in brief.
J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Foundation is looking for a new backdrop for its monthly ED Sessions speaker luncheons.
A quick rundown of administrative comings and goings in two districts.
But kids in the Gem State lag behind the rest of the county, according to national test results. Also inside, find out which four teachers won classroom grants.
Catch up on the latest campaign news, find out which Caldwell teacher won a scholarship and which charter school has appointed Lori Otter to its advisory board.
Catch up on the latest news involving SAT tests, the superintendent search in Blaine County and tech grants awarded by CenturyLink.
Learn about the smartest kids in the world, early childhood development, healthy places equals healthy people and an eastern Idaho educator who is up for a national award.
The federal grants can total $50 to $75 per student, and are available to grade schools with a high percentage of students eligible for free or reduced-cost lunch.
The Common Core-aligned tests roll out across more Idaho schools. Meanwhile, the state is looking for help naming a new program, and a Boise business announces a student art contest.
Catch up on the latest legislative action from the Statehouse: a shuffling of lottery proceeds, a bill on school WiFi specs and a proposal to create a new committee to review SBAC questions.
Catch up on the latest legislative news on student data security, private school scholarship donations, a proposed loan program for small districts — and more.
A school bus driver immunity bill hits a speed bump — and senators tweak a bill designed to protect student data.