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

Boise State University

Earlier this year, Boise State University named provost Martin Schimpf as interim president, replacing outgoing president Bob Kustra.  Schimpf joins us to discuss the upcoming school year.

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.

Lewis Clark State College

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.

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The Valley School District has about 600 students. Grades K-12 are all under one roof, surrounded by farmland in rural Jerome County. But despite its remote setting and track record of safety, school officials there are worried about the possibility of a school shooting.

University of Idaho

The University of Idaho Athletics Department inadequately responded to a 2013 sexual assault case involving a football player. That’s the conclusion of an external review released Tuesday evening.

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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The Learning Lab in Garden City provides literacy education for low-income adults and instructional services for families with young children.

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Idaho students saw an improvement in scores on the state's standardized test over the previous year. In the same period, college entrance exam test scores took a dip. We look at why we're seeing disparities in test scores for Idaho high schoolers.

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Longtime Boise school trustee A J Balukoff will not seek re-election later this summer.

In an email to Idaho Education News, Balukoff said he will step aside after 21 years on the school board.

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Meridian is preparing for the opening of the Children's Museum of Idaho in November. Exhibits will be geared toward children two to eight and will encourage family interaction with accomodations for vistors of all abilities. There will even be a screen-free zone where visitors are urged to unplug their digital devices. In this segment of Idaho Matters, we talk with two of the museum's founders about what to expect from the valley's first children's museum.

college of idaho

Doug Brigham and Jim Everett were both candidates for the presidency of the College of Idaho when they decided to lead the college together, as a team. The notion broke convention, but the college's search committee and board of trustees liked the idea. On Wednesday's Idaho Matters, co-presidents Brigham and Everett discuss the advantages of leading the small liberal arts school as a team.

recent survey found that a shocking number of Americans have very little understanding of the Holocaust. Idaho Matters looks at efforts to keep Holocaust education in Idaho classrooms.

College of Western Idaho president Bert Glandon talks about the role of a community college in a growing region.

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University of Idaho students who want to pursue a career in the dairy industry will be eligible for a new scholarship from the Chobani Foundation. It's the largest gift of it's kind to the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences.

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