Kid reading

Reading results: These schools and districts outperform state averages

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Reading achievement gaps persist for at-risk students

Maple Grove elementary by Brandon Schertler. Stock photo. Books. Library

Some Idaho libraries put restrictions on who can challenge books

“This has been our policy, and we’re not opening it up to someone who’s not a taxpaying member of our jurisdiction.”

teaching and learning, elementary school, reading, homework, study

Spring reading scores show modest gains, but have trended down since 2019

Bodkin girls

‘Accidents’ and a rotten sandwich: Providing structure for our kids requires balance

Caldwell School District's board meeting on Monday, Aug. 14, 2023.

Caldwell approves $100 pay-to-play fee

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Democrats plan statewide rallies to protest new library law

CEI names new president


Counselors hit the road, hoping to boost grim FAFSA completion numbers

Nayvie Bodkin, 4, graduates from preschool.

My daughter asked how I’ll pay for her college degree. I’m still paying for mine.

Episode 96: A postsession conversation with Debbie Critchfield

A full and chaotic 94-day legislative session finally wrapped up on Wednesday.

So how did Debbie Critchfield fare in her second session as state schools superintendent?

Kevin Richert and Ryan Suppe interview Critchfield about what happened — and didn’t happen — with proposals that were on her radar for the session.

On May 17, the University of Idaho abruptly announced its plan to acquire the University of Phoenix, sending shockwaves through the state’s education and political circles.

At $685 million, it could be the largest and most polarizing transaction in Idaho higher education history. The U of I insists the deal will be a moneymaker. But Phoenix, a for-profit online giant with an enrollment of 85,000 students, is saddled with a checkered history and a tarnished reputation.

Idaho Education News’ Kevin Richert has closely followed this story for months, breaking news and fighting for the public’s right to know.

See the highlights of his coverage »