State Board of Education

State Board OKs P.E., STEM rules

When lawmakers convene in January, they will have final say on the two proposed rules.

Hear from task force members Nov. 13

Three members of the 31-person task force will discuss the plan at a City Club of Boise forum.

Budget blowback: What does it signal?

Two State Board of Education members took Tom Luna’s K-12 budget to task last week, saying public schools could benefit at higher education’s expense. This could be a foreshadowing of future budget battles.

State Board members rip Luna’s K-12 budget

Some board members feared that a proposed $77 million increase in public school funding would rob colleges and universities of scarce funding.

State Board advances cursive rule

Under a new rule, which was carried in the Legislature by Rep. Linden Bateman, cursive handwriting will be taught in elementary schools. Meanwhile, Idahoans will have a chance to weigh in on a proposed physical education requirement.