Charter administrator collects state’s highest K-12 salary

North Idaho Charter STEM Academy Executive Director Scott Thomson’s $193,500-a-year salary is No. 1 on the latest statewide administrative salaries list. INSIDE: Find out what your administrator makes.

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.

Technology, tutors and T-shirts: How Idaho schools will spend a $440 million federal windfall

EdNews read and analyzed all school district and charter spending plans it could find on websites, where plans are required to be posted, and found the plans vary widely.

The perfect gift for everyone on your holiday shopping list

Being smart with money, saving and investing is an important lesson in our family.

Enrollment or attendance? Splitting hairs over K-12 funding in Idaho

The pandemic has prompted temporary shifts in the way Idaho funds its schools. A permanent shift gets more complicated.

Eliminate federal support for public schools?

That over-simplified suggestion sells among the anti-government crowd, but is inherently myopic in terms of the consequences for the Idaho taxpayer and the state’s children.

State Board shifts to enrollment-based K-12 funding model, again

The decision carries major implications for K-12 funding this school year. Also, find out why the board surveyed student on their politics, and what respondents said.

A transformative trend: Idaho draws more of its college students from out of state

A majority of Boise State’s first-year undergrads came from outside the state, for the first time in school history. And that’s just one snapshot. The face of the Idaho college campus is changing, likely for years to come.

Some ins and outs of charter school oversight in Idaho

Several factors can impact the academic and operational accountability for Idaho’s charter schools. Here’s a closer look.