Two Idaho teachers reprimanded for misconduct

State education watchdogs issued warnings and temporary punishments against two educators.

Sitting it out: Idaho’s college go-on rate falls once again

Only 37% of the state’s high school graduates went straight to college last fall — the lowest rate since at least 2014. State Board of Education officials aren’t exactly sure what happened.

Statehouse roundup, 1.31.22: Liebich defends schools against ‘vocal minority’s’ criticisms

MORE INSIDE: The Senate Education Committee passed a bill designed to upgrade school employees’ health insurance, and two scholarship proposals were introduced.

Idaho Falls approves full-day kindergarten

A declining number of students entering kindergarten “ready to learn” provoked the decision.

Statehouse roundup, 1.24.22: Fund for school staff health insurance clears House

Inside: Idaho’s four-year schools will probably have to increase tuition next year — in order to cover employee raises, limit staff turnover and compete with the private sector.

Newly elected trustees take over Nampa school board leadership

The new chair and vice chair lead split-vote victories on hiring a new clerk and changing the district’s pandemic response plan.

$600 million income tax proposal heads to the Idaho House floor

What would be the largest tax cut in Idaho history provides tax rebates and reduces income rates.

Two East Idaho districts to float a combined $105 million in bond issues

Both growing districts are planning to ask voters in March to pay for new schools and other upgrades.

Ybarra makes her budget pitch — and discusses pandemic learning loss

Legislative budget-writers spent two hours on the state superintendent’s K-12 budget request. Election-year politics — and a record-setting $1.9 billion surplus — will complicate their job.

Statehouse roundup, 1.13.22: Academic standards, trustee recall proposals resurface

One lawmaker looks to force the hand of the State Board of Education in adopting rewritten school standards. Two others try to reconfigure the procedures that follow trustee recalls.