“Like family”: Bear Lake mentoring program drives school culture

Hour-long advisory classes at the rural high school help students navigate their academic and social lives — and make it feel like family for some.

Nathan Cooper, 16, a student at Middleton High School drives a simulated semi-truck through stormy conditions on Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2022. Photo taken by Kyle Pfannenstiel of Idaho EdNews.

Honk, honk! Statewide simulated trucking tour for teens kicks off

Leaders hope the tour will expose more students to the industry.

East Idaho dairyman looks after cattle and charter schools

Alan Reed leads a successful dairy business and popular ice cream empire. In his spare time, he chairs one of the most controversial committees in Idaho public education.

From farmer to sailor to educator: A ‘servant leader’ will soon retire

Harold Nevill will step down as superintendent of an Idaho alternative school. He’ll leave behind clear instructions for his successor.

Lincoln County after-school center thrives from community support

Rural Idaho youth building uses grants, donations and band of volunteers to provide childcare and education.

A one-stop shop for family resources anchors in Marsing

Community schools provide families and kids with supports and resources. The model is gaining traction across southern Idaho.

Charter school to open in Tamarack Resort

The Mountain Community School plans to host an enrollment lottery this spring, and open its doors in the fall of 2022.

Caldwell students aim to change perception of their alternative school

Nineteen student “ambassadors” from Canyon Springs High School are working to build community at the school, which they think gets a bad rap.

Idaho teacher to vie for Miss USA crown

“I am not only representing Idaho. I’m representing educators,” Katarina Schweitzer said.

West Ada alternative school teacher named teacher of the year

Todd Knight, a science teacher at Crossroads Middle School, was also West Ada’s 2021 teacher of the year.