Idaho EdNews settles into new office space

Idaho Education News has moved into new office space in Downtown Boise as it becomes its own nonprofit news organization.

The new office space is at 555 Bannock St., near the corner of Bannock and 5th streets. The location puts Idaho Education News staffers close to the heart of where education policy happens in Idaho: the Statehouse and State Department of Education and State Board of Education headquarters.

Idaho Education News launched more than four years ago. Boise State University served as the fiscal agent for the project, funded through a grant from the J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Family Foundation. This week, Idaho Education News moved out from under the BSU umbrella and became a freestanding entity.

The news product will not change — although Idaho Education News will expand its scope to incorporate more coverage of higher education. Idaho Education News will continue to be an independent and free online public awareness service devoted to producing thoughtful journalism about education policy and practice in Idaho. and its social media platforms are places where parents, patrons, educators and elected officials can find the most useful information on issues that affect Idaho’s children and their future. Our mission at EdNews is to hold lawmakers and educators accountable for taxpayer dollars and student achievement.

We’d love to have visitors at the new office space. Stop by during regular business hours, sign up for our newsletter and you’ll be eligible to win cool EdNews swag.

Jennifer Swindell

Jennifer Swindell

Managing editor and CEO Jennifer Swindell founded Idaho Education News in 2013. She has led the online news platform as it has grown in readership and engagement every year, reaching over two million pageviews a year. Jennifer has more than 35 years of experience in Idaho journalism. She also has served as a public information officer for Idaho schools and as a communication director at Boise State University. She can be reached at [email protected].

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