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State Board to consider extension in U of I-Phoenix negotiations

The extension could net the University of Idaho an immediate, $5 million fee. But it would allow the University of Phoenix’s owner to talk to other would-be buyers.

Durst case against West Bonner scheduled for trial

Durst is suing the district for an alleged breach of his superintendent contract.

Caldwell School District's board meeting on Monday, Aug. 14, 2023.

Caldwell mulls ‘pay to play’ sports fee

One team is already asking for donations to cover the proposed fees.

UPDATED: The third-party PACs: Where they spent, and how they fared

Third-party groups spent roughly $2 million in May’s Republican legislative primaries — but all the money had, at most, a hit-and-miss impact at the polls.

Boise to offer free breakfasts; West Ada applications open Aug. 1

Boise’s $2.1 million breakfast program will begin this fall. Free lunches and breakfasts will be available at 20 Boise schools and two West Ada elementary schools.

Meanwhile, Idaho’s largest district will offer free breakfast and lunch at two grade schools,

Nampa confirms decision to cut ties with 64-year bus contractor

Trustees said the decision was based on legal requirements that disqualified a contract bid from Brown Bus Company.

Libraries brace for new law restricting ‘harmful’ library materials

Librarians have been scrambling to understand, interpret and implement the controversial policy.

4 things districts should do right now — before the fiscal cliff

The combination of declining student enrollment and the expiration of federal relief funds will make the spring 2025 budget season particularly painful in many districts across the country.

School closures impact vulnerable students — it’s unclear what that means for their education

These communities are on the frontlines of budgetary woes that are increasingly impacting schools in Idaho.

State disciplines five educators for ethics violations

EdNews obtained public documents relating to the cases up for consideration at the commission’s June meeting.