Grover talks up his Idaho roots

The Melba superintendent formally announced his candidacy for state superintendent of public instruction and emphasized that he was born, raised and educated in Idaho. He and his wife of nearly 20 years are both fifth generation Idahoans.

New candidate enters superintendent’s race

Sherri Ybarra, a 17-year educator from Mountain Home, is jumping into what is (for now) a three-way May 20 Republican primary. One of her campaign platforms: not overtesting Idaho students.

GOP candidate had third-party ties

Republican state schools superintendent candidate John Eynon recently stepped down from a state officer’s post with the Constitution Party. The party’s acting chairman says Eynon reneged on running under the third party’s banner.

Luna won’t seek re-election

For the past year, Luna had told reporters he was planning to seek a third term. His surprise announcement could throw the state superintendent’s race wide open.

Jensen kicks off state superintendent campaign

The award-winning principal and former teacher from American Falls will run in the May 20 Republican primary where he will face John Eynon.

Grangeville teacher joins superintendent’s race

John Eynon says the Idaho Core Standards are part of the “Democrat Party platform.”

Jones running for state superintendent

Jana Jones, an Idaho Falls Democrat, previously ran for superintendent of public instruction in 2006, losing a close race to Tom Luna.