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Idaho students invited to submit art holiday cards

The Idaho State Department of Education is now accepting holiday card contest submissions from Idaho students in grades K-6.

Winning entries from each grade level will be published on the State Department of Education website, and one drawing will be selected for use as the department’s official holiday card. The artist who submits the winning design will receive cards for personal use. For a look at past winners and contest guidelines, click here.

Drawings should be on 8.5 x 11-inch paper in a landscape format and must be labeled on the back with the student’s name, grade, district, school, school district and teacher’s name.  Students are encouraged to completely fill the page but keep the design simple, using as many colors as they want. Students may use watercolors, colored paper, magic markers, crayons or a combination of those items.

The deadline for submitting artwork is Friday, Nov. 2. Entries should be mailed to Idaho State Department of Education, Holiday Card Contest, attn.: Rachelle Armstrong, P.O. Box 83720 Boise 83720-0027.

Meet New York Times chairman Arthur Sulzberger Jr.

Arthur O. Sulzberger Jr., publisher of The New York Times from 1992-2017, will discuss the current state of American media, culture and politics at a free public event at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, at the Taco Bell Arena on the campus of Boise State University.

Sulzberger’s talk will be moderated by former Boise State University President Bob Kustra, host of Reader’s Corner on Boise State Public Radio, and feature questions from Boise State University students, faculty and the greater Boise community.

Sulzberger’s public appearance is part of a two-day visit to Boise State University with Walter Robb, a mentor, investor and advisor to food companies and their CEOs. Robb is the former co-CEO of Whole Foods Market and a Professor of the Practice at Boise State University. The two longtime business leaders will meet with students, faculty and others during their visit to campus.

Sulzberger led The Times for 25 years, during which time he presided over the digital and international expansion of the news organization. Today, The Times has more readers and subscribers than at any point in its 167-year history, with an average monthly audience of more than 130 million people and 3.5 million paid subscriptions. Under his leadership, The Times won 61 Pulitzer Prizes, doubling the paper’s total Pulitzer count.

His journalism career began at The Raleigh, N.C., Times in 1974. He moved to the Associated Press London bureau two years later. He joined The Times, the newspaper his family has controlled since 1896, as a correspondent in the Washington bureau in 1978.

Sulzberger remains the chairman of the board of The New York Times Company. His son A.G. Sulzberger succeeded him as publisher.

Want a free beer?

Idaho Association for the Education of Young Children is launching a new project called Preschool the Idaho Way. The project is aimed to developing high-quality, affordable preschool opportunities for Idaho families by equipping Idahoans with the tools and resources they need to create local solutions.

You can attend the launch party on Wednesday, Oct 10 from 5-7 p.m. at Lost Grove Brewing in Boise. The event is free and open to all ages.
Click here to RSVP and you will receive a free drink token.

Calling for nominations

The Idaho School Boards Association is looking for school districts and charter schools that are “breaking down barriers to learning”. This is your chance to recognize educators making a difference. Click here for more information.


Andrew Reed

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