Little’s education aide joins private firm — which received a $3.5 million no-bid contract

Greg Wilson spoke to several potential bidders for the data management contract, including SAS Institute Inc. SAS got the three-year contract in October. In December, Wilson accepted a job with SAS.

Analysis: Idaho’s school building problems have been neglected for years

Because state officials consider school construction and maintenance a local responsibility, they’ve gotten careless with Idaho’s 46 million square feet of school buildings.

Profane exchange between Republicans follows rejection of parental rights bill

Capitol police interceded twice between the exchanges involving state superintendent’s candidate Branden Durst, co-sponsor of a failed parental rights bill, and state Sen. Jim Woodward, one of the bill’s opponents.

Charter administrator collects state’s highest K-12 salary

North Idaho Charter STEM Academy Executive Director Scott Thomson’s $193,500-a-year salary is No. 1 on the latest statewide administrative salaries list. INSIDE: Find out what your administrator makes.

Technology, tutors and T-shirts: How Idaho schools will spend a $440 million federal windfall

EdNews read and analyzed all school district and charter spending plans it could find on websites, where plans are required to be posted, and found the plans vary widely.

Two Idaho charters reshape enrollments through ‘weighted’ lotteries

Some school leaders are sold on the controversial practice aimed at infusing more student diversity into their classrooms. Others remain mixed.

Much of school board candidate fundraising didn’t go public until after the election

An EdNews analysis of 43 candidates’ campaign finances found that 45% of their fundraising wasn’t reported until after polls closed.

Analysis: Campus demographics are changing — and that carries political implications

More of Idaho’s college students are coming from outside Idaho. That could affect the way Idaho’s elected officials view an embattled higher education system, and where they decide to spend taxpayer dollars.

A transformative trend: Idaho draws more of its college students from out of state

A majority of Boise State’s first-year undergrads came from outside the state, for the first time in school history. And that’s just one snapshot. The face of the Idaho college campus is changing, likely for years to come.

Democrats aim to lock in a superintendent candidate ‘early next year’

Party officials have reached out to multiple candidates, including sitting lawmakers.