Education

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The case of a Preston science teacher who allegedly fed a live puppy to a snapping turtle got international attention. The eastern Idaho town is bracing for a trial next month.


The state of public education is a constant concern these days -- for families, for legislators, for teachers and experts. Many are questioning methods embraced by American school systems as we see other countries besting us, particularly in math and science.


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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.

  • A bus pulls into Boise promoting Medicaid expansion.
  • Children adjust to changing schedules differently than adults.
  • Algae blooms create water hazards throughout Idaho.
  • The Cabin rolls out a new literary compilation written by 40 local authors.

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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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School began Monday, August 20, at many public and private schools throughout the state. Idaho Matters speaks with a policeman about safely getting kids to the classroom, seasonal traffic patterns for drivers in school zones, and how to properly drive past a school bus.

Tara Westover grew up in far southeastern Idaho in a landscape familiar to many in the Gem State, a valley dominated by ranches and ringed by mountains.  Her daily life, though, was anything but normal. 


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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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A new book from an Idaho professor is out detailing the life and death of Jesus. The author is now up for an international award.

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.

We're taking a look at some of the newest college presidents in Idaho. That includes Idaho State University. Kevin Satterlee took over as the 13th president of ISU in June after time at Boise State University. We get his vision of the future at ISU on Idaho Matters.

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We're taking a look at some of the newest college presidents in Idaho. That includes Lewis Clark State College. Dr. Cynthia Pemberton was named the 16th president of the school and started July 1. The school is celebrating its 125th anniversary. Dr. Pemberton unveils her vision for the future of LCSC.

Terrorism is unfortunately a fact of life in the world we live in. But helping your child understand it so they can safe can be a difficult conversation to have. Psychiatrist and award-winning author Dr. Carole Lieberman believes talking to your kids about terrorism and school shootings is as important as the birds and bees talk. We talk to the doctor on Monday's Idaho Matters.

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