West

Modern CTE facilities will boost prospects in rural Idaho

In New Plymouth, some students stay in school just to weld in the high school’s career technical education agriculture program.

Teacher apprenticeship model raises concerns with university programs 

“We feel strongly that teaching is a profession and we want our teachers to have knowledge and skills to educate Idaho’s youth,” said Sherry Dismuke, Boise State University’s assistant dean of Teacher Education.

Disgruntled voters push for deconsolidation in Grangeville

Mountain View School District occupies a vast geographic footprint. The U.S. Forest Service manages 4.2 million acres and the Bureau of Land Management handles just under 60,000.

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.