Parents share what they want to see more of in post-COVID education

Many pandemic-era elements of education are going away as the 2020-2021 school year comes to an end, but some of these practices are here to stay.

Mental health group drafts 30 recommendations for Idaho schools

A group of roughly 75 education and health experts recommends everything from funding more counselors and social workers to providing help-lines for teachers.

Civic engagement and two daughters fuel parent to launch mask-optional campaign

Outside of making masks optional, David Binetti is focused on keeping public discourse civil at West Ada meetings.

Idaho Falls, Nampa and Pocatello-Chubbuck make masks optional

The decisions come as other districts mull similar changes.

Applications open for Ybarra’s new Student Advisory Council

In other news, STEM workspaces will travel to underserved communities around the state and Idaho kids have access to free online math tutoring.

Advocates scratching their heads as unapproved preschool grant lingers

As lawmakers withdrew from Idaho’s capital city Thursday — at least temporarily — the fate of a much-debated $6 million early education grant remained in question.

Schools plan for in-person graduations

The graduating class of 2021 will be sent off in a more traditional fashion as schools prioritized normalcy this spring.