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Obstacles and Options

After eight years, Idaho has made only limited progress toward an ambitious goal to convince high school graduates to continue their education. What will it take to change the trends — and change the lives of young Idahoans? Idaho Education News reporter Kevin Richert spent five months talking to students, teachers and policymakers about the state’s “60 percent” goal, and the demographic realities that stand in the way.

Hitting the ’60 percent goal’ won’t just take work. It requires a transformation.

Weiser students look at going on — and probably moving out

Will the state’s big investment bridge Idaho’s demographic gaps?

‘We were so overwhelmed:’ the confusing, daunting prospect of paying for college

Career-technical education emerges as a pathway to the workplace, or college

‘It can’t just be education. It can’t just be industry.’ A partnership template

Idaho seeks to change minds — and mindsets — about the value of education

‘We need to look systemically:’ bridging Native American student achievement gaps