Humanities group honors Meridian teachers

Cindy Wilson and Heide Fry win high school and elementary teaching awards.

Business group will no longer be ‘missing voice’

Behind new leadership, the 85 members of Idaho Business for Education are poised to be an active participant in the debate about improving education in Idaho.

Tuesday elections tally: $130.2 million

In the crowded Vallivue School District and elsewhere, voters generally said yes to bond issues and school levies.

Retiree hopes to raffle away Nampa’s deficit

A nonprofit group hopes to raise $4.3 million to help ease the Nampa School District’s fiscal crunch. The plan: raffle off 40 homes in Nampa — at $100 per ticket, and 2,500 tickets per home.

Freshman academy gets kids back on track

16 Caldwell teens who were at risk of failing in school, graduated this week — a year earlier than their middle school classmates who took the traditional route — because of their year at the academy.

Education task force set to tackle the details

The 31 members of the governor’s appointed task force on improving education have a timeline and plan to get the governor about 10 recommendations by Sept. 23.

Albertsons surveys educators on Schoolnet

As the J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Foundation and the state roll out a multimillion dollar system to track student performance, the foundation is surveying educators about the pilot phase.

Big reform bet leads to ISAT improvement

Hiring an academic coach and expanding interventions helped Falls Valley Elementary School in Idaho Falls show growth.

Idaho ranks No. 50 in per-pupil spending

The latest U.S. Census Bureau report on school spending reached a familiar conclusion. In 2010-11, Idaho per-pupil spending ranked next to last among states and the District of Columbia.

ISBA to host an education job search

Website offers a place for districts and charters to advertise open positions. The ISBA has a handful of other new features that are described inside.