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Public health officials are now recommending new restrictions for five school districts in southern and central Idaho where coronavirus cases are on the rise.

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As we move through an unprecedented school year, the thousands of high school seniors across Idaho still need to be planning for their future after graduation.

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During World War II, thousands of Japanese Americans were ordered by the U.S. government to be incarcerated in remote camps. The order, signed by President Franklin Roosevelt, was meant to prevent Japanese people on American soil from taking up arms and bringing the war inside the United States borders. Today, that period is recognized as one of the most shameful in American history. 

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Several University of Idaho Greek houses are under quarantine after coronavirus hotspots were detected among fraternities and sororities.

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Boise State University President Marlene Tromp has had a challenging first year in her position. From managing state budget cuts pre-COVID to leading the university through the academic and public health challenges of 2020, we wanted to hear more about how she’s navigating through crisis — while making tough decisions about layoffs and furloughs.

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BYU-Idaho sent a campus-wide email on Friday, urging students to follow coronavirus guidelines and mask requirements. The school also warned it could close down campus if infections don’t drop. As of Sunday, 56 students and 11 employees were infected.

 


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Data show that Idaho ranks ahead of most of the U.S. when it comes to children experiencing two or more adverse childhood experiences. Experiencing or being exposed to things like physical or verbal abuse, neglect and mental illness can create real challenges for kids as they grow into adulthood. In southwest Idaho we know there are children right here in our community who are hurting, and they need to know there is hope.

 

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As Meridian's population swelled in recent years, that’s created some challenges for what is now the largest school district in the state: the West Ada School District. Schools are overflowing with students while the district looks to taxpayer funded bonds and levies for support. 

 

Boise parents, educators and the Boise School District’s youngest students will resume in-person instruction next week. George Prentice reports.


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Boise State University President Marlene Tromp is announcing the school will lay off some portion of its workforce after the coronavirus pandemic punched holes into its budget.

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After being closed for months due to the pandemic, the Discovery Center of Idaho is back open, and museum leaders say their featured King Tut exhibit is a must see.

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Since the COVID-19 pandemic, many Idaho parents have found themselves in an unexpected new role: that of homeschool teacher. And for many families, it’s been difficult at times to juggle parenting, teaching and work. So how about some free professional guidance to make sure our children aren't falling behind while at home?

 

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University of Idaho senior Annika Esau was almost certain she wouldn’t be headed back to campus this fall.

 


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Tech problems for Idaho’s largest school district meant a shakey start to the first day of school Tuesday.

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This interview originally aired Apr. 7, 2020.

You don’t have to be sick or even know someone who is to feel the effects of the coronavirus. This virus has gone viral in other ways: scary news about chaotic financial markets, suspended sports events, closed schools and new infection numbers dominate the radio, TV and our conversations.

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The uncertainty and rapidly changing landscape for kids returning to school is creating a lot of stress and anxiety for families. And providing a place — whether it’s at home or at school — where children can safely thrive educationally and emotionally has never been more challenging. 

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Idaho State University held its first day of classes for the fall 2020 semester Monday. Meanwhile, Boise State University will welcome students to campus on August 24, and the University of Idaho plans to open classroom doors August 31. 

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Every year, thousands of people attend lectures and take classes at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Boise State University. But like everything else, the courses — which are open to folks who are at least fifty-years-old — moved online in March. 

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Even though the Black Lives Matter movement has dialed up the conversation across America about racial justice, more needs to be done to address systemic racism in local school districts across our nation. Idaho is no exception.

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