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At-risk population exempted from high-stakes testing

Boise School Board

Boise leaders weigh the fate of Owyhee Elementary

 The Idaho Republican Party logo hangs outside the door to the Idaho Republican Party primary celebration on May 17, 2022. (Otto Kitsinger for Idaho Capital Sun)

Analysis: Another rift within the GOP comes into plain public view

Tuesday’s GOP primary represents yet another showdown between the Republicans’ mainstream and hardline factions. But the rift along the GOP’s right flank can’t be dismissed, either.

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House Education vice chair faces two conservative challengers

Homeschool Co-op Excelsior

Defying pandemic-era predictions, home schooling remains on the rise in Idaho and beyond

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Conservative incumbent faces PTA mom in Middleton primary

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UPDATED: U of I president folds more than $7,000 into GOP legislative primaries

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UPDATED: IEA-funded group targets Horman over school choice


School choice PAC: Statehouse opponents are targets

Episode 96: A postsesssion 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.

Beyond Go-On

Most of Idaho’s high school graduates aren’t going to college — at least not immediately. They’re taking different paths, breaking stigmas and challenging the narrative that a four-year degree is the golden ticket to success. Our four-story series breaks down the data, and unveils what they are doing after high school — and why it isn’t college.

Favorite Teachers series

Who’s your favorite teacher? Nearly everyone has an answer to that question, because every year, and in every generation, teachers make a lifelong impact.

Somewhere in Idaho, even as you read this, an English teacher is helping a student feel valued when no one else can. A science teacher is stoking the curiosity of a future biologist. A choir teacher is encouraging a student to use their voice proudly, even when silence seems safer.

Our new, ongoing series will feature Idaho’s favorite teachers.

If you went to school in Idaho and have a teacher you’d like us to recognize, whether still in the classroom or retired, contact editor Jennifer Swindell, [email protected]. We’re looking forward to sharing your stories.

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Refusing to bend, the Human Rights Educator of the Year will retire early