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Statehouse roundup, 3.1.24: Unanimous vote propels Phoenix resolution to House floor

INSIDE: A bill targeting public subsidies of teachers’ unions is headed for the House floor.

Statehouse roundup, 2.29.24: Lawsuit could torpedo Phoenix purchase, State Board member says

Also Thursday: A proposal to create a new state office of early childhood is heading to the House floor. 

Statehouse roundup, 2.28.24: Green defends Phoenix purchase in tense committee hearing

INSIDE: House committee advances bill to create regional appointments to the State Board of Education.

Branden Durst files intent to sue two education agencies for $1.25 million

The former West Bonner leader claims the Department of Education and State Board of Education caused “professional, emotional and reputational harm.”

Charter law promises innovation and school choice

“I would contend that charter schools are perhaps more popular, more successful in Idaho than any other place in our great nation,” said Gov. Brad Little. 

U of I funnels $7.3 million of Phoenix consulting to Green’s former employer

The University of Idaho has run up more than $10 million of consulting costs — and counting. If the University of Phoenix purchase falls through, the U of I might be forced to eat the costs.

Statehouse roundup, 2.26.24: ISU ‘on track’ to address budget deficit, says new president

Also, a measure to lower the school bond election threshold is heading to the House floor.

What are taxpayers getting for their CTE investments?

Measuring the success of secondary career technical education programs elicits varying conclusions depending on who you ask. Educators, policymakers and parents have different ideas.

Salmon superintendent quits, teacher takes over as district prepares to run a bond

Trustees are seeking funding for a new Pre-K-8 school in a community that’s denied a dozen previous bond asks.

Statehouse roundup, 2.23.24: House approves sweeping school facilities plan

Also, the budget committee advanced a $70.8 million request to fund Idaho Launch grants