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With school in session, many people shift their daily schedules to accommodate the school calendar. Recent studies show that these shifts in routine have a more significant impact on children than was earlier thought. Idaho Matters looks into the changes in mood, rhythm, and body clocks that occur in children when their daily schedule is altered.

  • 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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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.

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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.

  • Will Idaho Democrats match the party's national momentum?
  • Overuse of electronic devices may be impacting children's motor skills.
  • A look at student safety ahead of the school year.

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The funding formula for K-12 education in Idaho is a complicated equation that was established 24 years ago. Idaho Education Association president Kari Overall joins us to discuss the stability of the funding mechanism and how it can be improved.

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In the wake of yet another school shooting, parents around the country are wondering how to discuss this topic with their children. Mass shootings have become a way of life, but the discussions are brand new. We look at ways of discussing this topic without cultivating terrified youth.