Education

Authors Ron Price and Stacy Ennis deliver a guide for better leadership in the unconventional guise of a novel, Growing Influence. Price and Ennis join Idaho Matters to discuss what constitutes great leadership skills.

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The Giraffe Laugh daycare facilities in Boise provide "early care and education to young children by ensuring school readiness, empowering families and building strong futures" and refuse to see economic status as an obstacle to quality child care. Giraffe Laugh joins us to discuss the importance of early childhood education and how to make it available to everyone.

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The opening of the Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine brings the first medical school to Idaho. Classes began this week and we speak with Dan Burrell, a founder and trustee of ICOM and the CEO of the Burrell Group, the investment group behind ICOM's funding.

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Idaho’s largest school district and a housing developer are at odds over land in Meridian near the site of a proposed new high school.

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A new report out of Idaho shows the number of children without a permanent roof over their heads is increasing.  This trend is mirrored across much of the Mountain West. 

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Boise State University and CapEd Credit Union have partnered to provide a program to allow adults who are still carrying college credits to apply them to a degree program. The Passport to Education program creates a pathway for adults to finish their degrees while accommodating a busy schedule. 

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The more than 500 students who attend Amity Elementary started the school year in a new, above ground building. That might not sound like a big deal, but Amity was known for its subterranean structure.


The Idaho State Department of Education released its list of the 29 most underperforming schools in the state. From Idaho Education News, Kevin Richert goes through the metrics and the reasons for these designations.

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Idaho officials are looking for ways to help 29 low-performing schools in the state. The focus is on helping those in need.

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Teacher-to-student ratios are increasing in Idaho classrooms. We find out why classroom overcrowding can stymie academic development and efforts to bring that ratio down.

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University of Idaho Athletic Director Rob Spear has been fired. Following a lengthy investigation that found Spear failed to properly report sexual assault allegations, the Idaho State Board of Education unanimously moved Thursday morning to fire the athletic director.

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Idaho teachers earn below the national average and the value of their salary appears to be moving backwards.  We'll speak with the Idaho Center for Fiscal Policy about a recent report documenting teacher pay in the Gem State and the Idaho Education Association will share their assesment of teacher pay, recruitment and retention.

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Founded in 1984, Science Olympiad is one of the premier science competitions in the nation, providing rigorous, standards-based challenges to nearly 8,000 teams in all 50 states. We talk with organizers of Idaho Science Olympiad about STEM education.

Earlier this year, the Idaho Legislature allowed for twenty percent of the state's Opportunity Scholarship to aid adult learners.  We'll talk with the state's Board of Education and the Idaho Workforce Development Council about helping alternative students attain their degrees.

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Idaho Education News reporter Kevin Richert joins us to discuss the state's Advance Opportunity program..

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