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Conservative incumbent faces PTA mom in Middleton primary

Like in other GOP races, school choice separates the candidates. Nichols wants to spend public funds on private education, while Bishop is skeptical.

EdNews reporter joins school district communications team

Reporter Darren Svan is leaving Idaho Education News this month to join Lake Pend Oreille School District as the district’s community liaison. EdNews has begun a search to fill the full-time, reporting position with a salary near $70,000. For the last year and a half, his reporting focused on charter schools, career technical education, teachers…

Federal appeals court hears arguments on Idaho bathroom bill

The 2023 Legislature passed a law to prevent transgender students from using bathrooms that align with their gender identity. The law remains mired in federal court.

Analysis: A flood of third-party money flows through the 2024 legislative primaries

Independent groups are pouring hundreds of thousands of dollars into the May 21 primary — mostly on negative ads and mailers.

Education committee chair defends record amid right-wing primary challenge

Yamamoto says she favored local control on issues like libraries and guns in schools. Her opponent says she has a “liberal” record.

Governor hands West Ada $150 million for facilities

Little and legislators gave three districts giant checks to celebrate historic funding for schools.

Nampa rivals duel over education spending in repeat primary

While Lenney has called his opponent a “big spender,” Agenbroad says the incumbent has risked defunding services Nampans value, like public education.

Boise’s school closure plan runs into parent outrage

More than 75 frustrated patrons challenged Boise School District’s plan to close Owyhee Elementary School.

UPDATE: Superintendent shuffle: 2024 turnover at education’s helm

Find out who is stepping away, and who’s stepping in.