West Ada parent launches recall effort against board chair

David Binetti argues chair Amy Johnson’s employment at Blue Cross of Idaho presents a conflict of interest. Johnson maintains she is not violating any policies.

Canvassers go door-to-door looking to amplify the voices of Idaho Latinos

PODER Colectivo para la Educación (Collective power for education) aims to help and encourage Latinos to get involved at their schools to advocate for the education issues that matter to them.

Analysis: School trustees could mandate staff COVID vaccines. But would they?

There is nothing in Gov. Brad Little’s executive order that would stop school trustees and administrators from doing what the Treasure Valley’s hospitals did a week ago.

Pre-K programs weather uncertainty after legislative funding denial

A parent of a preschooler said she’s never worried that her child was learning a political stance at his pre-k, just basic academic knowledge.

Analysis: Could the delta variant stop a ‘normal’ school year before it starts?

The new and more transmittable version of the coronavirus is spreading rapidly across the nation. Some experts say the variant poses new risks to unvaccinated people — including children.

Nampa’s outspoken trustee: ‘I just don’t see confrontation as a bad thing’

Kim Rost has influenced education policy in one of Idaho’s largest districts by living up to her nickname, Spicy K.

Analysis: How critical race theory turned into a political ‘bogeyman’

As the critical race theory debate has gone national and turned bitter, a specialized field of academic study has become a catchall talking point. Here’s a look past the soundbites.

Spring reading scores down from pre-pandemic levels

Some 30,000 of Idaho’s youngest students are not able to read at their grade level, according to test results released by the state on Monday.

Principal ready to ‘give the keys to the kids’ in new West Ada school

Owyhee High opens in August and the students will have the opportunity to start new traditions.

Analysis: The college entrance exam is falling out of favor

Idaho’s colleges and universities are no longer required to look at entrance exam scores. Does it make sense to require all high school students take these exams, at a taxpayer expense of $1 million a year?