Bonneville middle school works to curb F’s

Students with good grades rewarded with games and activities. Students who are struggling get a 30-minute daily intervention. And all students receive mini report cars four days a week.

Common Core: Who’s for it, and who isn’t?

Where do the state’s key political leaders and stakeholders stand on the controversial Common Core standards? Here’s a deeper look, along with some key quotes.

Lowell Elementary celebrates 100 years

The North End Boise school has nurtured thousands of children over the years. Franklin D. Roosevelt once visited, too.

Nampa’s complicated, convoluted budget crisis

The Nampa School District is required to submit a balanced budget to the state — and the School Board will meet on June 18 to take up the task. But first, trustees have to sift through a long list of variables.

Boise: Ease off on Common Core testing

The Boise School District backs the new Common Core standards — voicing its support in a newly released white paper. But an aggressive testing schedule has district Superintendent Don Coberly concerned.

High school seniors earn college degrees

Nine students in Renaissance High School’s senior class are earning their associates degrees this week.

Find your school’s AYP status and star rating

(Updated Aug. 1, 2013) Idaho is at a crossroads for measuring accountability of its schools. The state has moved away from the Adequate Yearly Progress component of No Child Left Behind, which measured performance by the Idaho Standards Achievement Test (ISAT), and created a five star system. The new five-star system is based on multiple…

Find your school district’s supplemental levy history

Idaho schools receive the bulk of their annual funding from the state, as outlined each year by the Legislature. Public school funding is the state’s largest annual expense — with $1.308 billion, or 47 percent of the state general fund budget heading to schools for the 2013-2014 school year. But if districts don’t feel that…

Step into Star’s ‘Magic Room’

Star Elementary has a fully equipped technology room for kindergartners. Teachers say they have see academic gains in these students.

A $50 million question awaits Vallivue voters

The Vallivue School District takes in much of rural Canyon County — yet it is home to Idaho’s sixth largest high school. The centerpiece of a $50 million bond issue is a plan for a second high school.