Parents take to the Capitol to protest mask mandates

Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin responded to Gov. Brad Little during the closing comments of the anti-mask protest.

K-12 case numbers continue to decrease

The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare reported at least 63 K-12 cases for an eight-day period ending Monday. That’s a decrease from 79 cases the preceding week.

Indoctrination task force talks social justice, stirs dissent in first meeting

Committee members catalogued stories of indoctrination in U.S. schools, wrote down their understandings of what critical race theory is and listened as hardline conservatives leveraged critiques against alleged left-leaning curricula.

U of I to partner with Alaska Airlines on Boise flights

The university will pay the airline up to $500,000 a year over three years, if Boise-to-Pullman, Wash., air service falls short of profit targets.

With Gov. Little out of state, McGeachin bans mask mandates in Idaho

She signed an executive order Thursday and did not tell the governor in advance, according to his office.

Idaho foundation funds all-day kindergarten in 17 Idaho schools

The $1.4 million investment for the new school year could benefit 1,000 students.

Seniors enjoy a traditional sendoff

One year ago, schools had to change graduation plans to meet local gathering restrictions amid the pandemic. But this year, most schools are holding graduations as normal.

SDE releases federal spending plan for public comment

Idaho will receive almost $440 million in COVID-19 relief funds from the American Rescue Plan. The state, and local districts, have to ask for public input on how to spend the funds.

K-12 coronavirus case numbers drop, but some hotspots persist

Lake City High School in Coeur d’Alene reinstated a mask mandate last week, as case numbers continued to trend upward.

Education indoctrination task force members: updated list and bios

Members include an Idaho Freedom Foundation employee, a charter school leader who pushed to use the Bible in public schools and a reverend who appears to be a North Idaho evangelical Christian leader.