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Caldwell tinkers with policy to pull absent teens’ driver’s licenses

The move comes as legislators consider tying more school funding to attendance.

Kuna trustees agreed to ask voters for a $5.3 million levy

Board trustees did not take up the issue of when a new bond proposal would be introduced after last year’s $111.4 million bond election failed at the polls.

Book banning protesters speak out before West Ada board meeting

The school district is waiting for final legislation before considering the removal of additional books.

Pie Day puts smiles on lawmakers’ faces

There’s one day that both sides of the aisle agree is marvelous.

Leaders scrutinize merits of proposals as money dwindles

About $10 million is left of Superintendent Debbie Critchfield’s Idaho Career Ready Students grant.

Wanted: Professionals and retirees to teach high school CTE courses

Schools must attract converts from industry with job experience to lead CTE programs that guide teenagers directly into the workplace.

Industry partnerships shape employment opportunities for high school graduates

There are hundreds of Idaho professionals helping high schools maintain cutting-edge programs with the most up-to-date industry equipment. Both sides benefit from this collaboration.

State leaders push millions toward meeting workforce demands and student interests

The number of Industry trade jobs is growing every year. And teens are interested in learning those skills in high school.

Students, librarians push back against West Ada book removal policy

The superintendent has unilateral authority. “It made me feel really helpless,” one student said.

Average teacher salaries jump by 9.1% this year

Four districts and 12 charters have average teacher salaries over $70,000.