Education

Embattled New Plymouth School District Superintendent Kevin Barker will take home a $400,000 lump sum payout after agreeing to resign earlier this week. He’ll also walk away with additional funds.

Pre-K And The Value Of Early Education

Apr 26, 2018

A recent poll conducted by the Idaho Association for the Education of Young Children found 76% of Idaho voters support state-funded pre-kindergarten education. Despite the support, the 2018 State Legislature failed to address the need for early education.

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The board of trustees of the New Plymouth School District have accepted the resignation of Superintendent Kevin Barker. The departure is the latest move in a saga that’s engulfed the community for months.

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It’s going to cost you more to attend many public Idaho colleges or universities next year.

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The Idaho Board of Education has named five finalists to replace outgoing Boise State University President Bob Kustra -- four men and one woman are in the running for Boise State's top job.

Teacher accountability and early childhood education took center stage Tuesday night as candidates hoping to lead Idaho’s school system gathered in Boise.

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The State Board of Education hired and approved annual salaries for new presidents at Idaho State University and Lewis-Clark State College.

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University of Idaho officials have placed Athletic Director Rob Spear on administrative leave in the wake of a sexual assault reporting scandal.

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Citing a need to maintain high levels of accountability, Gov. Butch Otter vetoed an education bill Monday as the 2018 legislative session draws to a close.

And, once again, Idaho’s K-3, statewide reading test found itself at the center of a political debate.

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Mar 21, 2018--Idaho Virtual Academy (IDVA), an online public charter school, is now accepting enrollment applications for the 2018-19 school year. IDVA is open to students in kindergarten through 12th grade statewide.

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After discussing future plans for Boise’s Highlands Elementary for more than a year, the Boise School District decided to tear down the 1961 campus and start from scratch.

Several criteria were evaluated before making the call to tear down the old campus nestled in north Boise, including educational impact and safety and budgetary constraints.

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The Idaho State Board of Education has narrowed the number of finalists for the president's post at Idaho State University down to three.

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West Ada, poised to be one of the largest school districts in the nation, will add a sixth high school after voters approved a $95 million bond Tuesday night.

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The saga surrounding the leadership of the New Plymouth School District continues to unfold.

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Idaho students are planning to walk out of school March 14, showing solidarity with students nationwide, protesting congressional inaction on gun violence at schools.

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Idaho lawmakers are considering a bill that would force school districts, and other taxing entities, to take a year-long breather between each attempt to pass a bond.

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President Donald Trump has suggested arming teachers around the country after last week’s mass shooting at a Florida high school.

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In a frenzy of activity Monday, legislative budget-writers approved a 5.9 percent increase in public school funding, sending the budget off to the rest of the Legislature with a mandate of bipartisan support behind it.

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None of the major candidates for governor, Republican or Democrat, are sold on Gov. Butch Otter’s plan to hire a $200,000-a-year higher education “CEO.”

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University of Idaho President Chuck Staben has joined some lawmakers and education officials who are skeptical that a proposed “higher education CEO” can save the state tens of millions of dollars a year.

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Idaho teacher salaries increased by an average of 3.6 percent in 2017-18, the third year of the state’s five-year, $250 million plan to boost teacher pay.

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There are now more than 300,000 public school students attending classes in the state of Idaho.

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Gov. Butch Otter has hinted at a higher education overhaul. Thursday’s State Board of Education meeting could provide more details.

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A recent report says about a third of all teachers who are certified in Idaho each year don't go on to get teaching jobs in the state, and many of those who do don't stay around for long.

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The heads of every public college and university in Idaho have sent a letter to the state’s legislative delegation in Washington D.C. The educators are united in their opposition to the tax bill being hashed out by congressional Republicans.

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