gets a makeover

In honor of our fourth year, we’re unveiling a new look today. is 3 1/2 years old and more than ready for an upgrade to improve your experience.

We redesigned our website to be more appealing, responsive and easier to navigate.

Jennifer Swindell

We focused on simplicity. Our approach was to break the site down to the necessities and introduce a minimal design that showcases the content.

We have been adding new features to our website, such as videos, graphics and photo galleries. Our new design will better accommodate these features.

The new design will be more responsive on mobile devices. We found that most of our readers use our site from mobile devices so we want to ensure they get an optimal user experience.

Our new website has features that will make it easier to share stories, use social media and comment. has tallied 1 million page visits and we’ve collected thousands of followers on Twitter, Facebook and our weekly e-newsletter. As we continue to grow, we want to continue providing what’s best for our readers and followers.

We are committed to being the best place to find the most relevant, current and useful information on Idaho public education. So please contact me with your thoughts on the redesign and any story ideas.

Finally, special thanks to our technical engineer Jonathan Sisk and the talented design team at Drake Cooper who devoted months and countless hours helping us develop this awesome new site.


— Jennifer Swindell, managing editor of Idaho Education News

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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