West

Lt. governor talks up Launch grants to students

An estimated 70% of Middleton’s senior class signed up for the new program.

New ordinance would challenge subdivisions that cause school overcrowding

Middleton studied the issue for more than two years because if the unprecedented code catches on, the move would cost developers money.

Orphaned teenager finds a home in Idaho through nursing programs

Left in the foster care system, Idaho State University student upends her life to find a home in Idaho.

Homeschool families raise concern over Senate legislation

Adding a state payment for homeschool co-op expenses would introduce unwanted tracking of homeschool families.

Blackfoot charter faces annual academic oversight

Idaho Education News found three more charters with concerning academic performance.

Financially troubled charter permanently closing

The Village Leadership Academy opened 12 years ago and enrolled a high of 487 students five years ago.

An increasing number of co-ops provide services to homeschool families

The U.S. Census Bureau says 10% of Idaho families homeschool their children.

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.”

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.

Final awards made for superintendent’s workforce expansion program

The Department of Education council has awarded over $43 million in six months to 58 proposals.