“Like family”: Bear Lake mentoring program drives school culture

Hour-long advisory classes at the rural high school help students navigate their academic and social lives — and make it feel like family for some.

Study: Idaho will need over 100 new schools by 2030

Some 42,000 students will have flooded Idaho by the end of the decade, a charter support group and a research firm say.

Sitting it out: Idaho’s college go-on rate falls once again

Only 37% of the state’s high school graduates went straight to college last fall — the lowest rate since at least 2014. State Board of Education officials aren’t exactly sure what happened.

Parents and influence in the classroom

Parents want better for our children, and our teachers, than an education system forcefully coerced by a narrow-minded activist group.

Here’s what’s on Idaho’s school choice menu

Many Idaho families have a range of options when it comes to choosing a school. Other families don’t, and several factors can impact where parents are able to send their kids.

Nathan Cooper, 16, a student at Middleton High School drives a simulated semi-truck through stormy conditions on Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2022. Photo taken by Kyle Pfannenstiel of Idaho EdNews.

Honk, honk! Statewide simulated trucking tour for teens kicks off

Leaders hope the tour will expose more students to the industry.

Idaho Falls approves full-day kindergarten

A declining number of students entering kindergarten “ready to learn” provoked the decision.

West Ada ends COVID exposure notifications to families

Trustees voted 3-2 Monday to nix the requirement as the fast-spreading omicron variant brings confirmed cases to a new high.

Two Idaho charters reshape enrollments through ‘weighted’ lotteries

Some school leaders are sold on the controversial practice aimed at infusing more student diversity into their classrooms. Others remain mixed.

Report: Idaho’s full-day kindergarteners outpace half-day students in reading

New research on Idaho’s mix of kindergarten offerings found one researcher calling for change in Idaho Thursday.