Coronavirus

Coronavirus

Our newsroom is determined to provide you with the most recent and relevant information available on how the coronavirus is impacting our schools, communities and state. We will try daily to get updates and answers from state and school leaders.

As a public awareness service, we want to keep you informed so you can be prepared. Please tell us how we can help you. What questions do you have? Let us know what’s happening in your schools and community. email us at: [email protected].

“Most of us don’t have places to go”

Statesman: Boise State students who violate stay-home order could face eviction

Coronavirus cases in Idaho: the trendline

Idaho coronavirus update, 4.3.20: State Board not discussing holding students back due to extended closures

Another state shutters its schools for the year

Idaho Coronavirus update, 4.2.20: SDE assures schools they won’t lose funding due to closures and attendance

Widespread uncertainty transforms teaching

Analysis: After one long month of March, 2020 resembles 2008

Idaho coronavirus update, 4.1.20: State cancels high school SAT Day

Advice from an online educator

Nampa connects with kids who don’t have reliable Internet, or a home

Little urges Idahoans to adhere to stay-home order or risk spike in COVID-19 cases

At the heart of Idaho’s coronavirus outbreak, Blaine County officials ponder the future

Idaho coronavirus update: 3.30.20: State Board to consider extending school closures

Denney wanted to delay the primary, but that won’t happen

West Ada to launch districtwide remote learning on April 13

Little orders budget cuts — affecting K-12 and higher education

Idaho coronavirus update, 3.26.20: Educators are essential; first three deaths confirmed

The coronavirus stimulus bill: the stakes for schools

Boise State cancels spring commencement

“A lot of uncertainty”: Planning for special education in the age of coronavirus

Analysis: How Little has approached this unfathomable crisis

Little issues statewide stay-home order

Shutdown order poses daunting challenges for local educators

Little faces questions about coronavirus response, lack of statewide closures

Coronavirus prompts districts to reconsider funding requests

Tracking the coronavirus: Why Idaho’s numbers don’t match

Blackfoot buses meals to kids at home

State Board orders four-week school closure

Little signs proclamations; declines to order school, restaurant closures

More Idaho colleges call off spring commencement

DeVos urges educators to instruct kids remotely

03.21.20 Coronavirus News: Middleton district visitor may have been contagious

Boise State closed to general public after staffer tests positive for coronavirus

DeVos gives the green-light to cancel state testing

Boise State, U of I announce cancellations and closures

State to issue isolation order for Blaine County

Resources: Free meals, internet for children across Idaho

Statehouse roundup, 3.19.20: House votes down motion to adjourn amid coronavirus pandemic

Nampa schools preparing to teach online

“It’s quite lonely”: Educators brace for extended breaks

Little urges Idahoans to avoid groups of 10 or more and to work from home

Coronavirus news, 3.18.20: Blaine County plans coronavirus screenings

Analysis: The 2020 Legislature goes from surreal to scary

Thursday updates: School closures across Idaho

Coronavirus thrusts Idaho schools into uncharted instructional territory

Wallace and other small districts keep schools open for now

Idahoans express concern over coronavirus testing

How do families adjust to school closures amid a pandemic?

On the first day of school closures, Boise tries to help families in a bind

Ybarra announces several changes in response to concern over the coronavirus

IHSAA shuts down high school sports, other activities

Little declines to call for statewide school closures; leaves decision to local leaders

UPDATED: Governor to discuss closing schools with top education leaders

Idaho’s first coronavirus case is linked to ISU-Meridian campus

CDC: Short, early school closures probably won’t slow the spread of coronavirus

Coeur d’Alene and Blaine County School District announce coronavirus closures

Idaho colleges, universities shift coursework online amid coronavirus pandemic

Idaho’s first coronavirus case confirmed in Ada County

Little issues emergency coronavirus declaration

Lawmakers push toward adjournment amid coronavirus concerns

Idaho State University closes Meridian campus; other institutions shift coursework online