Colleges will let students opt out of club fees in response to Legislature

The State Board of Education approved a new fee structure this week, along with a Boise State University Police contract and a new graduate program for teaching the deaf and hard of hearing.

Budget committee briefed on $40 million schools can spend on COVID spikes, staff shortages

Another $5 million in federal funding may become available to schools by November.

West Ada plans to reverse learning loss with federal cash

School leaders are in the process of hiring instructional coaches, seeking on-demand tutoring for students and buying laptops with the money provided by the American Rescue Plan.

Four reasons why schools are facing crippling shortages

There’s no one answer, according to a range of experts watching these shortages nationwide, but a constellation of potential explanations.

Idaho schools could get COVID testing cash in ‘a matter of days’

Thirteen schools and districts are set to receive money, and 46 have signaled interest.

Two charter schools closing amid state investigation

There’s no guarantee the state will recover millions of dollars the schools erroneously collected by inflating student enrollment reports.

Feds approve Idaho’s K-12 spending plan

The state can now access another $146 million to spend on public schools.

Districts worry about return to attendance-based funding amid COVID-19 absences

Some districts are seeing 15-20% absence rates, which could hurt the attendance averages used to calculate payments from the state.