Bonuses ease the scramble for substitute teachers

Lured by the added money, dozens of adults have applied to be substitutes in Nampa and Kuna, and they are willing to sub the “notoriously” difficult days of Mondays and Fridays.

Idaho’s Teacher of the Year calls for changes in standardized tests

Todd Knight told lawmakers: Tests like the ISAT are too high stakes, have unclear questions, and “don’t foster a love of learning, nor do they nurture a growth mindset.”

Veteran former member of the Idaho House returns to fill Senate vacancy

Sen. Julie VanOrden, R-Pingree, is a former chairwoman of the House Education Committee who served three terms in the Idaho House of Representatives, until she was defeated in the 2018 Republican primary election.

West Ada ends COVID exposure notifications to families

Trustees voted 3-2 Monday to nix the requirement as the fast-spreading omicron variant brings confirmed cases to a new high.

Statehouse roundup, 1.12.22: Little looks to federal cash to help fund his education wishlist

The governor wants to use the money to bankroll his proposed teacher bonuses, a portion of educator salary raises and more.

First bill of Idaho legislative session aims to implement Gov. Little’s income tax cuts

On Monday, Little said the proposal would be the largest tax cut in state history.

Over two dozen Idaho educators disciplined last school year

About half of the cases focused on inappropriate or sexual conduct with students, a new state report shows.

Commission approves new charter school, denies another

The seven-member state panel gave the green light to a North Idaho school, and a thumbs down to an online school.

Lewis-Clark State career program helps students cover college costs

The program provides on-the-job training and income to help cover tuition and other expenses.

Gov. Brad Little teases new tax cut package at taxpayers’ conference

Plans to be unveiled during upcoming legislative session that convenes in January.