Little’s education aide joins private firm — which received a $3.5 million no-bid contract

Greg Wilson spoke to several potential bidders for the data management contract, including SAS Institute Inc. SAS got the three-year contract in October. In December, Wilson accepted a job with SAS.

State officials: Charter school’s ‘grossly inadequate’ financial practices may be illegal and unethical

Some questionable transactions at Monticello Montessori Charter School include the purchase of Turkish lira and various payments to Netflix.

Idaho’s teacher retention rate remained high during the pandemic

Find out what the teacher retention rate is in your district or charter and compare that rate to the previous two years.

Marsh Valley to part ways with principal on indoctrination task force

A separation agreement releases Marsh Valley Middle School principal Isaac Moffett from his contract with the district a year early.

Idaho Supreme Court hears arguments in Reclaim Idaho ballot initiative case

Oral arguments over Zoom lasted 90 minutes over a lawsuit challenging Senate Bill 1110.

Last class of teacher bonus recipients announced

Some 600 teachers earned master educator premiums ahead of the program’s phaseout.

Indoctrination task force took aim at alleged indoctrination in K-12 schools

The task force reignited quarrels with major education policy players in a meeting marked by a rocky start, a tense middle and a slow end.

Survey: Idaho charter parents, teachers happy with pandemic response

The FDR Group said Idaho charter schools’ response to the pandemic earned them a “reservoir of trust” with parents and teachers.

Parents filed a federal complaint against an Idaho school district. A state audit showed similar problems

An audit of Wilder School District’s English Language Learner programs found issues in 18 of 23 areas reviewed for compliance with state and federal law.

Analysis: A surplus of money could generate a surplus of ideas

Idaho could put some of a record-shattering $800 million windfall into all-day kindergarten, or any number of education programs. The state is awash in enough cash to address a lot of issues — or start a lot of fights.