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Thousands of people influence Idaho education, from the way $2 billion of taxpayer money are spent annually to how 307,000 children are educated. These influencers serve in a variety of roles.

This year, we’re profiling education influencers so you can learn more about those who impact your money and your children’s future.

Breaking the glass ceiling: Karen Echeverria’s path to prominence

Her passion for politics is rooted in the Boy Scouts oath

New State Board president aims to draw Idaho’s leaders back into consensus over education priorities

Terry Ryan transformed Idaho education. He’s not done yet.

Nampa’s outspoken trustee: ‘I just don’t see confrontation as a bad thing’

West Ada’s new superintendent wants to make Idaho’s largest district nationally competitive

80-year-old war veteran takes on the Idaho Freedom Foundation

Despite retirement, Bauscher’s influence in education lives on

‘A very interesting year ahead of us:’ Lent steps in as Senate Education chair

Retired teacher takes over House Education Committee