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Kuna trustees embrace proposed ordinance restricting developers

A new ordinance in Middleton would stop developers from building homes if the school they serve is overcapacity.

Analysis: The Mike Moyle session offers a possible preview for 2025

The House speaker got almost everything he wanted in 2024, and minces no words about work left unfinished. “I still think that the school choice issue is not going away. … I assure you that something will happen next year.”

Charter commission sets precedent with tenuous performance measures

The Accelerating Public Charter Schools Act carries a provision rewarding high-performing schools with a 12-year charter, rather than six.

Pocatello trustees to patrons: $33 million bond no longer needed

Just-passed legislation will funnel about $43 million to the district, enough to rebuild the burned Highland High without taxpayer help.

What happened, or didn’t: Wrapping up the chaotic 2024 session

Here’s a recap of all things education after a 94-day legislative session. Hint: It was a blockbuster for education spending.

Governor signs library bill, school facilities ‘trailer’ as session adjourns

Libraries hosting material considered “harmful” to minors could face a $250 statutory fine.

North Gem’s next superintendent lacks some required qualifications

The news comes after Branden Durst was denied a superintendency at West Bonner due to missing qualifications.

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

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

State investigations: Districts continue to violate federal special education law

That’s been the case in at least five school districts since January.

Spring student headcounts increase — with one exception

The lone outlier: North Idaho College, which is struggling to attract and retain students while scrambling to maintain its accreditation.